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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 20,000 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 16      12000    447.9     13600    642.2     14100    1087.5
Aug 17      11700    447.7     13600    642.3     14100    1087.5
Aug 18      10700    447.6     13600    642.3     14100    1087.5
Aug 19       9500    447.7     13600    642.3     14100    1087.5
Aug 20      11100    447.6     13600    642.3     14100    1087.5
Aug 21      11700    447.4     13600    642.1     11400    1087.5
Aug 22      11500    447.2     13600    641.9     11600    1087.5

Average     11200              13600              13400

Aug 23 to
Aug 29       9400    447.3     13000    641.9     13400    1087.5

Aug 30 to
Sep  5       9100    447.2     13500    641.1     12400    1087.3

Current Lake Powell storage is 15,576 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (64 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 10,402 KAF (40 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is 34,119 KAF (57 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3,636.35 feet.

The observed April-July runoff for the Colorado River is 5.8 million acre-feet or
73 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 1,010 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 1,321 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 16-Aug-2010 are expected to be 1,310 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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