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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 4,600 cubic feet per second
(cfs) to 19,000 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 18      12000    446.0     15000    640.4     16800    1105.2
Aug 19      11000    446.0     15000    640.5     16800    1105.1
Aug 20      11000    446.1     15000    640.6     16900    1105.0
Aug 21      10000    446.3     15000    640.8     16900    1105.0
Aug 22      10500    446.5     15000    640.9     16900    1104.9
Aug 23      10500    446.7     15000    640.8     15000    1104.9
Aug 24      12000    446.7     15000    640.8     15000    1104.8

Average     11000              15000              16300

Aug 25 to
Aug 31      10500    447.9     15000    641.3     16300    1104.4

Sep  1 to
Sep  7       9400    448.0     13400    640.4     12000    1104.5

Current Lake Powell storage is 15,060 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (62 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 11,958 KAF (46 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is 34,823 KAF (59 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3,631.84 feet.

The Projected April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 8.845 million acre-
feet or 111 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 1,100 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 1,282 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The
average release from Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 48 cfs.  The
Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 18-Aug-2008 are expected to be 1,501 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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