The start of boating season is almost here and you can expect water levels at Roosevelt Lake to be higher than they have  been in years!

December and January brought higher than expected rain and snowfall to the area around the lake, as well as to the higher elevations in the north. Salt River Project (SRP) reports that in late January, Roosevelt Lake was 50 percent full. As the weather warms heading into Spring Break and boating season, snow-melt is expected to increase runoff into the lake.

A recent story in the Arizona Republic reported that the high-country snow-pack totals feeding into the Salt River jumped from 40 percent to 100 percent of normal in late January. SRP hopes Roosevelt Lake and smaller reservoirs will fill for the first time in years.