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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 2,000 cubic feet per second
(cfs) to 21,000 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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Dec  1       6500    447.1      7000    635.3      8000    1107.1
Dec  2       6500    447.1      6200    635.4      8000    1107.2
Dec  3       6500    447.0      6200    635.5      8000    1107.3
Dec  4       5500    447.0      6200    635.7      8000    1107.4
Dec  5       6500    446.9      6200    635.8      8000    1107.5
Dec  6       6500    446.8      6200    635.7      6200    1107.6
Dec  7       6500    446.6      6200    635.7      6200    1107.8

Average      6400               6300               7500

Dec  8 to
Dec 14       5400    446.6      6200    636.2      7500    1108.5

Dec 15 to
Dec 21       5200    446.4      5800    637.0      7500    1109.3

Current Lake Powell storage is 14,000 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (58 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 12,156 KAF (47 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is 33,427 KAF (56 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3622.22 feet.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 457 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 1,807 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The
average release from Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 25 cfs.  The
Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 01-Dec-2008 are expected to be 2,048 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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