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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 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 25      13200    448.0     17700    642.2     16800    1116.8
Jun 26      13000    448.0     17700    642.1     16800    1116.7
Jun 27      12500    448.2     15000    642.2     16800    1116.6
Jun 28       9600    448.4     15000    642.3     16800    1116.4
Jun 29      12000    448.3     17700    642.2     16800    1116.3
Jun 30      12200    448.4     15900    641.9     13200    1116.3
Jul  1      12200    448.5     15900    641.9     15100    1116.2

Average     12100              16400              16000

Jul  2 to
Jul  8      12000    448.5     14400    642.0     15100    1116.0

Jul  9 to
Jul 15      12000    448.4     13800    642.4     15100    1115.7

Current Lake Powell storage is 15,443 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (63 percent of capacity). Lake Mead storage is 13,320 KAF (51 percent of capacity). Total system storage is 36,351 KAF (61 percent of capacity). Lake Powell elevation is 3,635.20 feet.

The April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 2.01 million acre-feet or 28 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 1,390 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue Bridge and 1,614 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary. The average release from Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 96 cfs. The Morelos Dam diversions for the week of 18-Jun-2012 are expected to be 1,531 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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