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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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Aug  9      12000    448.0     14600    643.0     14100    1087.1
Aug 10      11700    447.9     14600    642.9     14100    1087.1
Aug 11      10700    447.9     14600    642.8     14100    1087.0
Aug 12       9500    448.1     14600    642.8     14100    1087.0
Aug 13      11100    448.1     14600    642.7     14100    1087.0
Aug 14      11700    448.0     14400    642.5     11400    1087.0
Aug 15      11500    448.0     14400    642.2     11600    1087.1

Average     11200              14500              13400

Aug 16 to
Aug 22       9800    448.1     13300    642.1     13400    1087.0

Aug 23 to
Aug 29       9400    447.9     12800    642.2     13400    1087.0


Current Lake Powell storage is 15,609 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (64 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 10,363 KAF (40 percent of capacity).  Total system
storage is 34,161 KAF (58 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation is
3,636.63 feet.

The observed April-July inflow for the Colorado River is 5.80 million acre-feet 
or 73 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 639 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue
Bridge and 1,564 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The average release
from Painted Rock Dam was 1 cfs and Alamo Dam was 50 cfs.  The Morelos Dam diversions
for the week of 09-Aug-2010 are expected to be 1,347 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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