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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 1,600
cubic feet per second (cfs) to 15,000 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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Jan  9       4700    445.4     10000    640.4     12200    1133.7
Jan 10       5700    445.4     11000    640.4     12200    1133.7
Jan 11       5500    445.6     11000    640.5     12200    1133.8
Jan 12       4500    445.9     11000    640.5     12200    1133.8
Jan 13       5500    446.0     11000    640.6     12200    1133.9
Jan 14       5500    446.2     11000    640.5     10200    1133.9
Jan 15       5500    446.4     11000    640.4      9800    1134.0

Average      5300              10900              11600

Jan 16 to
Jan 22       6400    446.9     11000    640.5     11600    1134.2

Jan 23 to
Jan 29       6500    446.9     10200    640.9     11600    1134.4

Current Lake Powell storage is 15,899 thousand acre-feet (KAF)
(65 percent of capacity).
Lake Mead storage is 14,927 KAF (57 percent of capacity).
Total system storage is 38,573 KAF (65 percent of capacity).
Lake Powell elevation is 3,639.12 feet.

The April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 5.05 million
acre-feet or 71 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 617 cfs near the
Yuma Fourth Avenue Bridge and 1,677 cfs at the Northerly
International Boundary.  The average release from Painted Rock Dam
was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 25 cfs.  The Morelos Dam diversions
for the week of 09-Jan-2012 are expected to be 1,751 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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