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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 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)
Sep 5 10,500 447.2 12,500 643.0 10,300

1139.7

8,300
Sep 6 10,500 447.1 12,100 642.9 10,300

1139.7

8,300
Sep 7 10,600 446.9 12,100 642.7 10,300 1139.7 8,300
Sep 8 7,500 447.1 12,100 642.6 10,300 1139.6 8,300
Sep 9 9,000 447.1 12,100 642.4 10,300 1139.6 8,300
Sep 10 10,200 447.0 12,100 642.1 8,100 1139.6 8,300
Sep 11 10,200 447.8 12,100 641.8 8,100 1139.6 8,300
Average 9,800 - 12,200 - 9,700 - 8,300
Sep 12 to Sept 18 9,000 446.6 11,900 640.4 9,500 1139.5 8,300
Sept 19 to Sept 25 9,000 446.4 11,900 639.1 9,500 1139.4 8,300

Current Lake Powell storage is 12,004 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (49 percent of capacity). Lake Mead storage is 15,360 KAF (59 percent of capacity). Total system storage is 35,429 KAF (60 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation is 3602.64 feet.

The April-July runoff for the Colorado River was 8.81 million acre-feet or 111 percent.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 988 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue Bridge and 1335 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary. The average release from Painted Rock Dam was 3 cfs and Alamo Dam was about 50 cfs. The Morelos Dam diversions for the week of September 5, 2005 are expected to be 1507 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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