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Phoenix area water reservoirs near full after wet winter

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Posted at 5:03 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 20:03:54-04

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 reported that 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 reported that 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, including Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale, Peoria, Chandler and Gilbert.