"We had a good water year - 113 percent of average," Davis told The Associated Press. "That raised our capacity in the whole system from 51 to 57 percent."
US: 'Zero' chance of Colorado River water shortage in 2018 →
"Even if we have a good water year like we did in 2011, that doesn't undo 16 years of drought," said Rose Davis, a Bureau of Reclamation spokeswoman in Nevada.
Western drought watchers eye Lake Mead water level →