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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 20,000 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) 
	----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
	Aug 10       9000    447.0     12800    640.2     14500    1094.6
	Aug 11      10500    446.9     12800    640.3     14500    1094.6
	Aug 12      11000    446.8     12800    640.4     14500    1094.5
	Aug 13      10500    446.7     12800    640.5     14500    1094.5
	Aug 14       8500    446.9     13200    640.5     14500    1094.5
	Aug 15       9000    447.0     12600    640.1      7200    1094.6
	Aug 16      10000    447.0     12600    639.8      8300    1094.7

	Average      9800              12800              12600

	Aug 17 to
	Aug 23       9800    447.0     12200    639.8     12600    1094.8

	Aug 24 to
	Aug 30       9600    446.8     12100    639.8     12600    1094.8

Current Lake Powell storage is 16,063 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (66 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 11,004 KAF (43 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is  35,388 KAF (60 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3640.51 feet.

The observed April-July inflow for the Colorado River is 7.814 million acre-
feet or 99 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 513 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 1,381 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The
average release from Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 50 cfs.  The
Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 10-Aug-2009 are expected to be 1,310 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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