Lake Powell Down To 42 Percent

Lake Powell - Photo by Eric Salard

The Colorado River is an important source of water for much of the western United States, including Arizona. The Central Arizona Project (CAP) carries 1.5 million acre-feet of water from the Colorado River to Pima, Pinal, and Maricopa counties each year. Tucson Water distributed 93,250 acre-feet to over 220,000 customers in 2012.

Lake Powell is a major reservoir on the Colorado River. According to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Lake Powell is currently only at 42 percent of capacity as of May 20.

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