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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 1,900 cubic feet per second
(cfs) to 14,500 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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Dec  7       6300    447.2      9500    636.1     11100    1093.8
Dec  8       6500    447.1      9500    636.2     11100    1093.9
Dec  9       6500    447.0      9500    636.3     11100    1094.0
Dec 10       4500    447.1      9500    636.4     11100    1094.0
Dec 11       6500    447.0      9500    636.5     11100    1094.1
Dec 12       6500    446.9      8900    636.4      8300    1094.2
Dec 13       6500    446.7      8900    636.3      8600    1094.3

Average      6200               9300              10300

Dec 14 to
Dec 20       5100    446.4      8800    637.0     10300    1094.8

Dec 21 to
Dec 27       4000    446.9      8800    637.7     10300    1095.4

Current Lake Powell storage is 14,928 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (61 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 10,915 KAF (42 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is 33,445 KAF (56 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3,630.67 feet.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 543 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 1,872 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The
average release from Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 34 cfs.  The
Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 07-Dec-2009 are expected to be 1,890 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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