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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 4,400 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 25,000 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 11      11900    448.1     15700    642.6     17200    1118.3
Jun 12      12500    448.0     15700    642.7     17200    1118.2
Jun 13      10600    448.2     15700    642.7     17200    1118.1
Jun 14       9500    448.4     15700    642.8     17200    1118.0
Jun 15      11400    448.4     15700    642.9     17200    1117.8
Jun 16      11300    448.4     15700    642.7     13600    1117.8
Jun 17      11300    448.4     15700    642.5     13600    1117.7

Average     11200              15700              16200

Jun 18 to
Jun 24      11800    448.2     15700    642.4     16200    1117.0

Jun 25 to
Jul  1      12000    448.3     15500    642.4     15900    1116.4

Current Lake Powell storage is 15,613 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (64 percent of capacity). Lake Mead storage is 13,470 KAF (52 percent of capacity). Total system storage is 36,675 KAF (62 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation is 3,636.67 feet.

The April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 2.0 million acre-feet or 28 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 1,300 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue Bridge and 1,554 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary. The average release from Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 52 cfs. The Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 11-Jun-2012 are expected to be 1,529 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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