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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 15,000 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 19       8500    446.5      9500    633.9     12000    1094.0
Oct 20       8500    446.4      9500    634.1     12000    1093.9
Oct 21       8000    446.4      9500    634.3     12100    1093.9
Oct 22       6500    446.5      9700    634.5     12100    1093.8
Oct 23       7500    446.6      9700    634.6     12100    1093.8
Oct 24       7000    446.7      9700    634.6      9300    1093.8
Oct 25       8000    446.7      9700    634.6      9500    1093.8

Average      7700               9600              11300

Oct 26 to
Nov  1       6400    447.2     10100    635.1     11100    1093.5

Nov  2 to
Nov  8       6400    447.7     10400    634.7     10000    1093.7

Current Lake Powell storage is 15,347 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (63 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 10,966 KAF (42 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is 34,008 KAF (57 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3,634.36 feet.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 714 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 897 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 19-Oct-2009 are expected to be 1,043 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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