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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 23,000 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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Sep 22       9000    448.4     11900    641.3     11500    1105.2
Sep 23       9000    448.4     11900    641.2     11500    1105.2
Sep 24       9000    448.3     11900    641.2     11500    1105.2
Sep 25       8000    448.3     11900    641.1     11500    1105.2
Sep 26       8500    448.2     11800    641.1     11500    1105.2
Sep 27       9000    448.0     11800    640.9      9700    1105.3
Sep 28       9000    447.8     11800    640.7      9700    1105.3

Average      8800              11900              11000

Sep 29 to
Oct  5       8800    447.2     11300    638.8      7800    1105.9

Oct  6 to
Oct 12       8300    446.9     11100    636.9      7400    1106.6

Current Lake Powell storage is 14,628 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (60 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 11,958 KAF (46 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is  34,289 KAF (58 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3,627.98 feet.

The Projected April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 8.843 million acre-
feet or 111 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 1,090 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 1,338 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 22-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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