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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 4,500 cubic feet per second
(cfs) to 18,700 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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Jun 29      10500    448.4     12600    640.6     14700    1095.6
Jun 30      10500    448.3     12600    640.7     14700    1095.5
Jul  1      10000    448.2     13300    641.0     17400    1095.4
Jul  2       7000    448.5     13300    641.3     17400    1095.2
Jul  3      10000    448.5     13300    641.6     17400    1095.1
Jul  4      10500    448.5     13300    641.3     10000    1095.2
Jul  5      10000    448.5     13300    641.1     11100    1095.2

Average      9800              13100              14700

Jul  6 to
Jul 12      11900    447.9     13900    641.3     14700    1094.9

Jul 13 to
Jul 19      11800    447.7     14600    641.1     14700    1094.5

Current Lake Powell storage is 15,862 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (65 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 11,095 KAF (43 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is 35,225 KAF (59 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3,638.80 feet.

The projected April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 7.1 million acre-
feet or 90 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 659 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 1,702 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The
average release from Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 56 cfs.  The
Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 29-Jun-2009 are expected to be 1,729 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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