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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 20,000 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 13       8000    447.2      9800    634.3      6800    1107.3
Oct 14       8500    447.0      9800    634.1      6800    1107.4
Oct 15       7300    446.9      9800    633.9      6800    1107.5
Oct 16       7500    446.8      9800    633.6      6800    1107.6
Oct 17       8200    446.6     10000    633.4      6800    1107.7
Oct 18       8500    446.4     10000    633.0      4800    1107.8
Oct 19       8500    446.2     10000    632.6      4800    1108.0

Average      8100               9900               6200

Oct 20 to
Oct 26       6800    446.1      9800    633.0     10600    1108.2

Oct 27 to
Nov  2       6700    446.4      9900    633.6     11200    1108.3

Current Lake Powell storage is 14,415 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (59 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 12,104 KAF (47 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is 33,932 KAF (57 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3626.05 feet.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 672 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 950 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 13-Oct-2008 are expected to be 1,059 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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