Login

Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- Lakes near Phoenix appear ready for the influx of people over the Memorial Day holiday, a Salt River Project official said.

"We did get enough rain and snow this winter that we did get some refill of the reservoirs," said Charlie Ester, Water Resources Operations Manager at SRP.

The water levels at "Apache Lake, Canyon Lake and Saguaro lake are all essentially full," Ester said. "Their levels are where we always keep them. Over on the Verde River, Bartlett Lake is 95 percent full. It's about three-and-a-half feet down, which will give just enough shore line for some really great camping."

Roosevelt Lake is a little less than half full, but Ester said that's where he would head this weekend.

"Roosevelt's far enough away, and the same with Apache, that you really don't have the big crowds," Ester said. "Both of those lakes are large also."

Ester said if you're planning on drinking, make sure there's a designated driver in both your car and your boat.

Bob McClay, Reporter

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company

    SCF Arizona has a new name. They are now CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company.
  • Taylor Morrison

    World Class People. World Class Company. We are a national home builder committed to building homes inspired by you.
  • Go Daddy

    World Class People. World Class Company. Go Daddy is a Fortune 100 "Best Companies to Work For."
  • Avnet

    World Class People. World Class Company. Here's information on a Fortune 500 company from Arizona.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Working For Arizona

    The business and economics of Arizona at the start of 2014 and looking forward.
  • Arizonans In Need

    Putting a focus on charities and organizations who provide help and/or need your help to fulfill their missions.
close

Share: