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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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Apr 13      14000    447.1     18500    640.5     21700    1105.3
Apr 14      14000    447.1     18600    640.7     21700    1105.1
Apr 15      13500    447.1     18600    640.9     21700    1104.9
Apr 16      12000    447.3     18600    641.1     21700    1104.7
Apr 17      14000    447.3     18600    641.3     21700    1104.5
Apr 18      13500    447.3     18600    641.0     15100    1104.5
Apr 19      13000    447.4     18600    640.8     16400    1104.4

Average     13400              18600              20000

Apr 20 to
Apr 26      13600    447.6     18600    641.3     20000    1103.4

Apr 27 to
May  3      12900    448.1     17400    641.6     18500    1102.5

Current Lake Powell storage is 12,728 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (52 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 12,022 KAF (46 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is  32,010 KAF (54 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3609.98 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 662 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 3,452 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 13-Apr-2009 are expected to be 3,170 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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