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

Lower Colorado River Operations Schedule

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 averages for the following 2 weeks, are scheduled as follows:


            Parker             Davis              Hoover              Glen Cyn
            Dam       Lake     Dam       Lake     Dam       Lake      Dam
            Average   Havasu   Average   Mohave   Average   Mead      Average
            Release   Elev.    Release   Elev.    Release   Elev.     Release
Date        (cfs)     (ft)     (cfs)     (ft)     (cfs)     (ft)      (cfs)
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ----      -----
Apr 28      13000    447.3     18200    640.4     21200    1110.7     10100
Apr 29      14000    447.3     18200    640.6     21200    1110.5     10100
Apr 30      13500    447.4     17400    640.9     21300    1110.3     10100
May  1      13000    447.4     17400    641.0     19600    1110.1     13000
May  2      13000    447.3     17400    641.1     19700    1109.9     13000
May  3      14000    447.2     17400    641.1     17800    1109.8     13000
May  4      14000    447.1     17400    641.1     17800    1109.7     13000

Average     13500              17600              19800               11800

May  5 to
May 11      12900    447.0     17400    641.5     18800    1108.8     13000

May 12 to
May 18      12500    447.0     17400    642.0     18800    1107.9     13000

Current Lake Powell storage is 11,041 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (45 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 12,567 KAF (49 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is 30,782 KAF (52 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3,592.42 feet.

The Projected April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 9.7 million acre-
feet or 122 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 695 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 3,358 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The
average release from Painted Rock Dam was 3 cfs and Alamo Dam was 36 cfs.  The
Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 28-Apr-2008 are expected to be 2,189 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 exercised while using the river between Davis Dam and the
Mexican Border at San Luis, Arizona.


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