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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 24,000 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 23      10700    447.7     14200    641.9     15200    1087.4
Aug 24      11500    447.6     14200    642.0     15200    1087.4
Aug 25      10600    447.6     14200    642.0     15200    1087.4
Aug 26       8400    447.8     14400    642.1     15200    1087.3
Aug 27      11500    447.8     14400    642.1     15200    1087.3
Aug 28      11200    447.7     14400    642.1     15200    1087.2
Aug 29      11100    447.7     14400    642.1     15200    1087.2

Average     10700              14300              15200

Aug 30 to
Sep  5       9100    448.3     13700    641.5     12800    1086.9

Sep  6 to
Sep 12       9000    447.9     13400    640.5     11800    1086.3

Current Lake Powell storage is 15,501 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (64 percent of
capacity). Lake Mead storage is 10,396 KAF (40 percent of capacity).  Total
system storage is 33,991 KAF (57 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation
is 3,635.70 feet.

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

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 1,050 cfs near the Yuma Fourth
Avenue Bridge and 1,324 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The
average release from Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 50 cfs.  The
Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 23-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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