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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 23,000 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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Mar 26      12400    447.9     15800    641.6     16900    1130.3
Mar 27      12300    447.8     15800    641.7     16900    1130.2
Mar 28      11600    447.8     13000    641.9     17000    1130.1
Mar 29      10400    447.7     16600    641.9     17000    1129.9
Mar 30      12000    447.6     16600    641.9     17000    1129.8
Mar 31      12000    447.5     16600    641.6     13500    1129.8
Apr  1      12000    447.5     16600    641.6     16500    1129.6

Average     11800              15900              16400

Apr  2 to
Apr  8      13100    446.7     16900    642.2     18700    1128.5

Apr  9 to
Apr 15      13300    447.2     18600    642.0     18700    1127.4

Current Lake Powell storage is 15,428 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (63 percent of capacity). Lake Mead storage is 14,675 KAF (56 percent of capacity). Total system storage is 37,651 KAF (63 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation is 3,635.07 feet.

The April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 4.80 million acre-feet or 67 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 513 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue Bridge and 2,981 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary. The average release from Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 33 cfs. The Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 26-Mar-2012 are expected to be 2,983 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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