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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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Oct  6       9500    447.6     11100    636.5      6800    1106.4
Oct  7      10000    447.4     11100    636.2      6800    1106.6
Oct  8       9000    447.2     11100    635.9      6800    1106.7
Oct  9       9000    447.1     10500    635.6      6800    1106.8
Oct 10       8000    447.0     10500    635.3      6800    1106.9
Oct 11       9500    446.8     10500    634.8      4800    1107.0
Oct 12       9500    446.5     10500    634.4      4800    1107.2

Average      9200              10800               6200

Oct 13 to
Oct 19       7700    445.8     10100    632.3      6200    1108.0

Oct 20 to
Oct 26       6800    446.3     10100    632.5     10600    1108.2

Current Lake Powell storage is 14,487 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (60 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 12,029 KAF (46 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is  34,031 KAF (57 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3,626.70 feet.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 708 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 978 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The
average release from Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 40 cfs.  The
Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 06-Oct-2008 are expected to be 1,095 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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