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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 15      11000    447.8     10800    643.5      9600    1102.2
Mar 16      11000    447.5     10800    643.4      9600    1102.2
Mar 17      10000    447.3     10800    643.3      9600    1102.3
Mar 18       9000    447.2     10800    643.2      9600    1102.3
Mar 19      10000    447.0     10800    643.1      9600    1102.3
Mar 20      11000    446.7     10800    642.7      7000    1102.4
Mar 21      11000    446.4     10800    642.5      7200    1102.5

Average     10400              10800               8900

Mar 22 to
Mar 28      11700    446.8     15000    641.7     13900    1102.0

Mar 29 to
Apr  4      12500    446.5     16600    641.6     16700    1101.0

Current Lake Powell storage is 13,767 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (57 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 11,677 KAF (45 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is 32,939 KAF (55 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3,620.04 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 2,390 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 3,337 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The
average release from Painted Rock Dam was 626 cfs and Alamo Dam was 39 cfs.  
The Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 15-Mar-2010 are expected to be 2,340 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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