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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 16,000 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 13       8600    448.5     12600    640.4     14800    1133.9
Feb 14       8600    448.5     12400    640.5     14800    1133.8
Feb 15       8600    448.5     12400    640.7     14800    1133.8
Feb 16       6800    448.6     12400    640.9     14800    1133.7
Feb 17       8600    448.6     12000    641.0     14800    1133.6
Feb 18       8600    448.6     12000    641.1     12900    1133.6
Feb 19       8600    448.5     12000    641.1     12300    1133.6

Average      8300              12300              14200

Feb 20 to
Feb 26       8800    447.6     11600    642.3     14200    1133.3

Feb 27 to
Mar  4       9500    448.0     13600    642.6     14600    1132.9

Current Lake Powell storage is 15,584 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (64 percent of capacity). Lake Mead storage is 15,001 KAF (57 percent of capacity). Total system storage is 38,234 KAF (64 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation is 3,636.42 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 723 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue Bridge and 2,440 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary. The average release from Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 44 cfs. The Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 13-Feb-2012 are expected to be 2,617 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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