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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 18,500 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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Feb 22       8000    446.6     10500    642.9      8800    1103.3
Feb 23       8000    446.5     10500    642.8      8800    1103.4
Feb 24       8000    446.5     10500    642.7      8800    1103.5
Feb 25       7000    446.6     10200    642.5      8800    1103.6
Feb 26       7500    446.6     10200    642.4      8700    1103.7
Feb 27       8000    446.6     10200    642.1      6100    1103.8
Feb 28       8000    446.5     10200    641.8      6300    1104.0

Average      7800              10300               8000

Mar  1 to
Mar  7       7200    447.1     11100    642.9     13800    1103.6

Mar  8 to
Mar 14       9200    446.8     11600    643.8     13800    1103.1

Current Lake Powell storage is 13,857 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (57 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 11,743 KAF (45 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is 33,097 KAF (56 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3,620.88 feet.

The April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 5.6 million acre-feet or
71 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 470 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 2,373 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The
average release from Painted Rock Dam was 151 cfs and Alamo Dam was 87 cfs.  The
Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 22-Feb-2010 are expected to be 2,610 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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