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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 4,100 cubic feet per second
(cfs) to 18,600 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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Feb 23       8500    446.7     11600    643.1     10900    1111.6
Feb 24       8000    446.7     11600    643.0     10900    1111.6
Feb 25       8000    446.6     12600    642.9     10900    1111.6
Feb 26       8000    446.6     12600    642.7     10900    1111.7
Feb 27       8000    446.7     12600    642.6     10900    1111.7
Feb 28       8500    446.7     14600    642.2      9100    1111.7
Mar  1       8500    446.8     14200    642.3     16400    1111.6

Average      8200              12800              11400

Mar  2 to
Mar  8       9400    447.3     14200    643.2     16400    1111.0

Mar  9 to
Mar 15      11500    447.3     15900    643.3     16400    1110.3

Current Lake Powell storage is 13,009 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (53 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 12,539 KAF (48 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is 32,859 KAF (55 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3612.75 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 564 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 2,573 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 23-Feb-2009 are expected to be 2,586 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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