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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 18,000 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 30       8000    446.6     11800    640.3     15700    1134.3
Jan 31       8000    446.6     11800    640.5     15700    1134.2
Feb  1       7500    446.6     11800    640.6     13000    1134.2
Feb  2       6500    446.7     11800    640.6     13000    1134.2
Feb  3       8000    446.7     11600    640.7     13000    1134.2
Feb  4       8000    446.7     11600    640.7     11000    1134.2
Feb  5       8000    446.6     11600    640.6     10400    1134.3

Average      7700              11700              13100

Feb  6 to
Feb 12       7300    446.9     11600    640.7     12100    1134.3

Feb 13 to
Feb 19       7900    447.0     11600    640.8     12100    1134.3

Current Lake Powell storage is 15,683 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (64 percent of capacity). Lake Mead storage is 15,041 KAF (58 percent of capacity). Total system storage is 38,384 KAF (64 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation is 3,637.27 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 755 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue Bridge and 2,416 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary. The average release from Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 22 cfs. The Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 30-Jan-2012 are expected to be 2,316 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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