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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 1,800 cubic feet per second
(cfs) to 14,000 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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Jan 12       4500    446.9      9000    640.1     11900    1111.8
Jan 13       5000    446.9      9000    640.3     11900    1111.8
Jan 14       5000    446.9      9000    640.5     11900    1111.9
Jan 15       5000    446.9      9600    640.7     11900    1111.9
Jan 16       5000    446.9      9600    640.8     11900    1112.0
Jan 17       5000    446.9      9600    640.8     10200    1112.1
Jan 18       5500    446.9      9600    640.8     10200    1112.2

Average      5000               9300              11400

Jan 19 to
Jan 25       6300    446.9     10600    641.7     12500    1112.4

Jan 26 to
Feb  1       6400    447.1     10900    642.3     12400    1112.6

Current Lake Powell storage is 13,427 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (55 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 12,550 KAF (48 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is 33,265 KAF (56 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3616.80 feet.

The projected April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 8.0 million acre-
feet or 101 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 1,040 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 1,352 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 12-Jan-2009 are expected to be 2,119 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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