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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 4,400 cubic feet per second
(cfs) to 23,500 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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Sep 15      10000    448.5     13600    641.2     12500    1105.1
Sep 16      10000    448.4     13600    641.1     12500    1105.1
Sep 17       9000    448.4     13600    641.0     12500    1105.1
Sep 18       9000    448.4     13600    640.9     12500    1105.1
Sep 19       9500    448.4     13600    640.8     12500    1105.1
Sep 20       9500    448.4     13600    640.6     10700    1105.1
Sep 21      10000    448.3     13600    640.3     10700    1105.1

Average      9600              13600              12000

Sep 22 to
Sep 28       9400    447.6     12800    638.1      8800    1105.6

Sep 29 to
Oct  5       8800    447.1     11200    636.2      7800    1106.2

Current Lake Powell storage is 14,698 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (60 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 11,951 KAF (46 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is 34,388 KAF (58 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3,628.61 feet.

The Observed April-July inflow for the Colorado River is 8.844 million acre-
feet or 111 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 1,070 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 1,307 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 15-Sep-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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