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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 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  8      11000    446.2     13400    643.1     14500    1102.4
Mar  9      11000    446.2     13000    643.2     14500    1102.3
Mar 10      10000    446.2     14000    643.2     14500    1102.2
Mar 11      10000    446.2     14500    643.2     14500    1102.1
Mar 12      10000    446.3     14500    643.1     14500    1102.1
Mar 13      11000    446.3     14500    642.9     11900    1102.0
Mar 14      11000    446.2     14500    642.7     12100    1102.0

Average     10600              14100              13800

Mar 15 to
Mar 21      10800    446.5     15100    642.5     15100    1101.3

Mar 22 to
Mar 28      11700    446.8     15900    641.9     15100    1100.6

Current Lake Powell storage is 13,756 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (57 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 11,739 KAF (45 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is 32,918 KAF (55 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3,619.93 feet.

The April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 5.4 million acre-feet or
68 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 1,040 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 3,505 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The
average release from Painted Rock Dam was 219 cfs and Alamo Dam was 47 cfs.  
The Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 08-Mar-2010 are expected to be 2,740 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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