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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 4,400 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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Apr  6      14500    447.3     19000    641.0     21700    1106.4
Apr  7      14000    447.3     18800    641.2     21700    1106.2
Apr  8      13500    447.4     18800    641.4     21700    1106.1
Apr  9      12000    447.6     18800    641.5     21700    1105.9
Apr 10      14000    447.6     18800    641.7     21700    1105.7
Apr 11      13500    447.6     18800    641.4     15200    1105.6
Apr 12      13000    447.7     18800    641.2     16400    1105.6

Average     13500              18800              20000

Apr 13 to
Apr 19      14200    447.7     18800    641.6     20000    1104.5

Apr 20 to
Apr 26      13700    448.1     18800    641.9     20000    1103.5

Current Lake Powell storage is 12,766 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (52 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 12,131 KAF (47 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is 32,156 KAF (54 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3,610.35 feet.

The projected April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 7.2 million acre-
feet or 91 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 810 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 3,429 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 06-Apr-2009 are expected to be 3,607 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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