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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
1,800 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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Feb 21       9000    448.2     11400    641.2     13100    1095.0
Feb 22       8500    448.1     11400    641.3     13100    1095.1
Feb 23       8500    448.0     11400    641.5     13100    1095.3
Feb 24       7500    448.0     11400    641.6     13100    1095.4
Feb 25       9000    447.8     11400    641.7     13100    1095.4
Feb 26       8500    447.7     11400    641.6     11100    1095.6
Feb 27       8500    447.6     11400    641.5     10400    1095.7

Average      8500              11400              12400

Feb 28 to
Mar  6      10000    446.8     13900    642.3     15800    1095.9

Mar  7 to
Mar 13      10800    447.5     16000    642.3     16400    1096.0

Current Lake Powell storage is 13,430 thousand acre-feet (KAF)
(55 percent of capacity).
Lake Mead storage is 10,991 KAF (42 percent of capacity).
Total system storage is 31,940 KAF (54 percent of capacity).
Lake Powell elevation is 3,616.83 feet.

The April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 9.0 million
acre-feet or 113 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 965 cfs near the
Yuma Fourth Avenue Bridge and 2,550 cfs at the Northerly
International Boundary. The average release from Painted Rock Dam
was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 39 cfs. The Morelos Dam diversions for
the week of 21-Feb-2011 are expected to be 2,890 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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