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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 15,000 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 26       8000    446.5     13200    640.0     18300    1112.2
Jan 27       8000    446.6     13200    640.4     18300    1112.1
Jan 28       7500    446.7     13000    640.7     18300    1112.0
Jan 29       7000    446.9     13000    641.1     18400    1111.9
Jan 30       8000    447.0     13000    641.5     18400    1111.8
Jan 31       8000    447.1     13000    641.7     16600    1111.7
Feb  1       7500    447.3     11800    641.7     12100    1111.8

Average      7700              12900              17200

Feb  2 to
Feb  8       6500    448.4     11800    641.8     12100    1111.8

Feb  9 to
Feb 15       8000    448.4     11800    641.8     12100    1111.8

Current Lake Powell storage is 13,253 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (54 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 12,639 KAF (49 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is 33,109 KAF (56 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3,615.12 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 485 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 2,023 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 26-Jan-2009 are expected to be 2,290 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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