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SRP Water Supply Good after Sparse 2014 Runoff

Water Conservation, City of Phoenix

In case anyone missed it, the five-month 2014 winter runoff season finished quite a bit like the previous three January-through-May periods: DRY. In fact, this year’s five-month snowmelt season produced only 148,000 acre-feet _ the eighth-driest since Salt River Project has been keeping records for the last 116 years and the fourth consecutive year with… Read More →

2013 Runoff Best in Last Three Years

by in Business News | Energy

While the early forecast of an El Nino season never materialized, the 2013 runoff season nevertheless produced just enough snowmelt to refill the reservoirs to near the previous year’s level on the Salt and Verde rivers going into the heaviest-use period of the calendar year. And, after two of the driest La Nina winters on… Read More →

2012 Runoff Season Was 16th Driest

runoff season

If the 2012 runoff season seemed a lot like the previous year, it’s because it was. In fact, thanks to a rare second consecutive La Niña winter, the January-through-May 2012 period provided very similar runoff season totals. This year’s snowmelt runoff from the Salt and Verde watershed amounted to only about 193,474 acre-feet, which puts… Read More →