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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 1,800 cubic feet per second
(cfs) to 14,700 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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Dec 14       6000    446.8      9800    637.2     10100    1094.3
Dec 15       6000    446.8      9800    637.2     10100    1094.3
Dec 16       6000    446.7      8000    637.3     10100    1094.4
Dec 17       5000    446.7      8000    637.4     10100    1094.5
Dec 18       6000    446.5      8000    637.6     10100    1094.6
Dec 19       6000    446.3      9100    637.4      7300    1094.7
Dec 20       6000    446.1      9100    637.3      7600    1094.9

Average      5900               8800               9300

Dec 21 to
Dec 27       4000    446.7      8800    637.9     10300    1095.4

Dec 28 to
Jan  3       4100    447.3      9200    638.7     11100    1095.9

As of December 9, 2009, Lake Powell storage was 14,834 thousand acre-feet (KAF)
(61 percent of capacity). Lake Mead storage was 10,939 KAF (42 percent of capacity).
Total system storage was 33,363 KAF (56 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
was 3629.83 feet.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 1,697 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 2,670 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The average
release from Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 33 cfs.  The Morelos Dam
diversions for the week of 14-Dec-2009 are expected to be 1,820 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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