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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 4,600 cfs to 15,000 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 genera- tion. 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)
Feb 7 6,000 447.4 8,500 641.3 9,500

1138.1

13,000
Feb 8 6,000 447.3 8,500 641.3 9,500

1138.2

13,000
Feb 9 6,000 447.2 9,300 641.3 9,500 1138.3 13,000
Feb 10 4,000 447.4 9,300 641.4 9,500 1138.3 13,000
Feb 11 6,000 447.4 9,300 641.4 9,500 1138.4 13,000
Feb 12 6.000 447.4 9,300 641.3 8,300 1138.5 13,000
Feb 13 6,000 447.4 9,300 641.1 7,000 1138.6 13,000
Average 5,700 - 9,100 - 9,000 - 13,000
Feb 14 to Feb 20 6,900 446.6 9,300 641.0 9,000 1139.2 13,000
Feb 21 to Feb 27 7,300 448.0 7,200 641.9 9,000 1139.8 13.000

Current Lake Powell storage is 8,447 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (35 percent of capacity). Lake Mead storage is 15,154 KAF (59 percent of capacity). Total system storage is 30,416 KAF (51 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation is 3561.62 feet.

The Projected April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 9.0 million acre- feet or 113 percent of average as of February 7, 2005.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 670 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue Bridge and 2,306 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary. The average release from Painted Rock Dam was 1,960 cfs and Alamo Dam was 916 cfs. The Morelos Dam diversions for the week of February 7, 2005 are expected to be 2,693 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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