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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 4,600 cubic feet per second
 (cfs) to 23,000 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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Mar  1      10000    446.5     13800    641.7     14500    1103.3
Mar  2      11000    446.4     13800    641.7     14500    1103.3
Mar  3      10000    446.4     14500    641.7     15100    1103.2
Mar  4      10000    446.4     14500    641.7     15100    1103.1
Mar  5      10000    446.5     14500    641.8     15100    1103.0
Mar  6      10000    446.6     14500    641.8     15100    1102.9
Mar  7      10000    446.7     14500    641.8     15100    1102.8

Average     10100              14300              14900

Mar  8 to
Mar 14      10400    446.9     14500    641.8     15100    1102.1

Mar 15 to
Mar 21      10800    447.3     14500    641.9     15100    1101.4

Current Lake Powell storage is 13,804 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (57 percent of 
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 11,789 KAF (46 percent of capacity).  Total 
system storage is 33,013 KAF (56 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation 
is 3,620.38 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 545 cfs near the Yuma Fourth 
Avenue Bridge and 2,613 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The 
average release from Painted Rock Dam was 12 cfs and Alamo Dam was 43 cfs.  The 
Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 01-Mar-2010 are expected to be 3,149 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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