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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 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 24,000 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) 
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ---- 
Jun  4      11500    448.7     15000    643.1     17600    1118.9
Jun  5      11500    448.7     15000    643.2     17600    1118.8
Jun  6      10500    448.7     15000    643.4     17600    1118.7
Jun  7       8500    448.9     15000    643.5     17700    1118.5
Jun  8      11000    448.9     15000    643.7     17700    1118.4
Jun  9      11000    448.8     15700    643.5     14000    1118.4
Jun 10      11500    448.8     15700    643.3     14000    1118.3

Average     10800              15200              16600

Jun 11 to
Jun 17      11500    448.8     15600    643.3     16200    1117.6

Jun 18 to
Jun 24      11800    448.8     15500    643.4     16200    1116.9

Current Lake Powell storage is 15,632 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (64 percent of capacity). Lake Mead storage is 13,541 KAF (52 percent of capacity). Total system storage is 36,761 KAF (62 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation is 3636.83 feet.

The April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 2.26 million acre-feet or 32 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 1,090 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue Bridge and 1,377 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary. The average release from Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 50 cfs. The Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 04-Jun-2012 are expected to be 1,509 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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