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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 5,000 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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Oct 12       8500    446.1     10200    633.5     11500    1094.0
Oct 13       8000    446.1     10200    633.6     11500    1094.0
Oct 14       8500    446.1     10200    633.7     11500    1094.0
Oct 15       6500    446.4     10200    633.8     11500    1093.9
Oct 16       8500    446.3      9900    633.9     11500    1093.9
Oct 17       8000    446.4      9900    633.8      8200    1093.9
Oct 18       8000    446.4      9500    633.7      8500    1093.9

Average      8000              10000              10600

Oct 19 to
Oct 25       6700    447.2      9500    634.3     10600    1093.8

Oct 26 to
Nov  1       6300    447.5      9500    634.7     10400    1093.7

Current Lake Powell storage is 15,392 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (63 percent of 
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 10,956 KAF (42 percent of capacity).  Total system 
storage is 34,066 KAF (57 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation is 3,634.75 feet.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 703 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue 
Bridge and 884 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The average release from 
Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 54 cfs.  The Morelos Dam diversions for 
the week of 12-Oct-2009 are expected to be 920 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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