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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 4,500 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 25      11500    446.9     13500    640.5     19000    1105.3
Aug 26      11200    447.0     14500    640.8     19000    1105.2
Aug 27      11000    447.1     14500    641.1     19000    1105.1
Aug 28       9000    447.5     14500    641.4     19100    1105.0
Aug 29      11000    447.6     14500    641.7     19100    1104.9
Aug 30      11000    447.8     14500    641.9     17200    1104.9
Aug 31      11000    448.0     14500    642.0     17200    1104.8

Average     10800              14400              18500

Sep  1 to
Sep  7       9400    448.2     13200    641.2     12000    1104.9

Sep  8 to
Sep 14       9500    447.8     13200    640.4     12000    1104.9

Current Lake Powell storage is 14,952 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (61 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is  11,997 KAF (46 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is  34,689 KAF (58 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3630.88 feet.

The observed April-July unregulated inflow to the Colorado River was 8.844 
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 1,292 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 25-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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