Phoenix Area Reservoirs Nearly Full After Wet Winter

Apr 6, 2020

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

Roosevelt Lake Dam
Credit desertusa.com

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.