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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 24,000 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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Mar 23      13000    446.4     17600    640.8     21300    1109.0
Mar 24      13000    446.5     17500    641.0     21300    1108.8
Mar 25      13000    446.5     17500    641.3     21300    1108.6
Mar 26      12000    446.6     17500    641.5     21300    1108.4
Mar 27      13000    446.6     17500    641.8     21300    1108.1
Mar 28      13000    446.6     17500    641.6     14800    1108.1
Mar 29      13000    446.7     17500    641.4     16100    1108.0

Average     12900              17500              19600

Mar 30 to
Apr  5      13400    446.9     18700    641.8     20000    1106.7

Apr  6 to
Apr 12      13800    447.4     19000    642.1     20000    1105.7

Current Lake Powell storage is 12,838 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (53 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 12,374 KAF (48 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is 32,424 KAF (55 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3,611.07 feet.

The projected April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 7.0 million acre-feet
or 88 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 784 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 3,224 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-Mar-2009 are expected to be 3,250 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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