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Waterflow reports for the Colorado river from Glenn Canyon dam to Parker dam

Releases from Davis and Parker dams will vary from about 8,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 22,000 cfs during a 24-hour period. River levels will vary during the 24-hour periods with the higher levels coinciding with periods of peak hydroelectric power generation. Levels below the dams are usually highest during the afternoon and early evening. Average daily releases may vary in response to changing conditions.

Average daily releases and midnight lake elevations for the week, as well as anticipated average for the following 2 weeks, are scheduled as follows:

Date Parker Dam Avg Releases (cfs)
Lake Havasu Elev.
(ft)
Davis Dam Avg Release (cfs) Lake Mohave Elev.
(ft)
Hoover Dam Avg Release (cfs) Lake Mead Elev.
(ft)
Glen Cyn Dam Avg Release
(cfs)
Jan 24 6,200 446.5 7,500 642.1 4,700

1135.8

12,700
Jan 25 6,200 446.5 7,500 642.0 4,700

1135.9

12,700
Jan 26 6,200 446.3 7,500 641.8 4,700 1136.1 12,700
Jan 27 4,000 446.4 7,500 641.6 4,700 1136.2 12,700
Jan 28 5,400 446.4 7,500 641.4 4,700 1136.4 12,700
Jan 29 6.200 446.2 7,200 641.1 3,400 1136.6 12,700
Jan 30 6,200 446.1 7,200 640.8 3,400 1136.7 12,700
Average 5,800 - 7,400 - 4,300 - 12,700
Jan 31 to Feb 6 6,000 446.2 9,500 640.3 8,400 1137.4 13,000
Feb 7 to Feb 13 6,000 446.1 9,500 640.2 9,000 1138.0 13.000

Current Lake Powell storage is 8,572 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (35 percent of capacity). Lake Mead storage is 14,868 KAF (57 percent of capacity). Total system storage is 30,296 KAF (51 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation is 3,563.24 feet.

The Projected April-July inflow forecast into Lake Powell from the Colorado River is 9.5 million acre-feet or 120 percent of average as of January 24, 2005.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 606 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue Bridge and 1,903 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary. The average release from Painted Rock Dam was 2,003 cfs and Alamo Dam was 320 cfs. The Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 24-Jan-2005 are expected to be 2,370 cfs.

All RIVER USERS should remember that fluctuating river flows may conceal or create natural hazards such as moving sandbars, gravel bars, unstable riverbanks, floating or submerged debris, or other unfamiliar obstacles. Caution should be be exercised while using the river between Davis Dam and the Mexican Border at San Luis, Arizona.

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