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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 24,000 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         
            Dam       Lake     Dam       Lake     Dam       Lake 
            Average   Havasu   Average   Mohave   Average   Mead 
            Release   Elev.    Release   Elev.    Release   Elev.
Date        (cfs)     (ft)     (cfs)     (ft)     (cfs)     (ft) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Aug  4      12000    447.4     12800    641.7     13700    1104.5
Aug  5      11000    447.2     12800    641.7     13700    1104.5
Aug  6      12000    447.0     12800    641.7     13700    1104.5
Aug  7       9000    447.0     12800    641.8     13700    1104.5
Aug  8      10500    446.9     14300    641.7     13700    1104.5
Aug  9      12000    446.8     14300    641.5     11900    1104.5
Aug 10      12000    446.7     14300    641.3     11900    1104.6

Average     11200              13400              13200

Aug 11 to
Aug 17      10500    446.4     13000    641.1     13000    1104.7

Aug 18 to
Aug 24       9700    446.6     12700    641.0     13000    1104.8

Current Lake Powell storage is  15,192 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (62 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is  11,890 KAF (46 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is  34,979 KAF (59 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3633.00 feet.

The Projected April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 8.895 million acre-
feet or 112 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were  680  cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 1,592 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The
average release from Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 46 cfs.  The
Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 04-Aug-2008 are expected to be 1,541 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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