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Phoenix Area Reservoirs Nearly Full After Wet Winter


Reservoirs have reached near capacity along the Verde and Salt rivers after a wet season caused rain and snow runoff across central Arizona mountains.

The Arizona Republic reports the Salt River Project’s system of six reservoirs is now 98% full, its highest level since 2010. In comparison, the reservoirs stood at 79% of their full capacity in 2019 and 60% full in 2018.

The Republic reports the reservoirs suffered a series of dry years in the 2000s and mid-2010s, but three of the past four winters were wet.

The Salt River Project services the Phoenix metropolitan area and Tucson.

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