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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 8,000 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 30      13000    447.0     16300    641.5     20000    1107.7
Mar 31      13500    446.9     18800    641.5     20000    1107.5
Apr  1      13500    446.9     18800    641.7     22300    1107.3
Apr  2      11500    447.1     18800    642.0     22400    1107.0
Apr  3      12500    447.3     18800    642.2     22400    1106.8
Apr  4      13000    447.4     18800    641.9     15800    1106.8
Apr  5      13000    447.5     18800    641.8     17100    1106.7

Average     12900              18400              20000

Apr  6 to
Apr 12      13600    447.8     18800    642.1     20000    1105.7

Apr 13 to
Apr 19      14200    447.9     18800    642.5     20000    1104.6

Current Lake Powell storage is  12,787 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (53 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is  12,250 KAF (47 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is  32,301 KAF (54 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3610.56 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 1,380 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and  3,252 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The
average release from Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 39 cfs.  The
Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 30-Mar-2009 are expected to be 3,370 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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