On January 17,
2003, the Bureau of Reclamation will begin to decrease the elevation of Lake
Havasu to assist the Bureau of Land Management in their efforts to enhance recreation
sites around the lake.
Over the next 2
to 3 days, the lake will be lowered from its current elevation of 446.3 to elevation
445.5. The lake is expected to remain at this lower elevation through the end
of February. However, unforseen weather occurrences or other operational considerations
may result in short term fluctuations in elevation. The lake should return to
normal operating levels (approximately 445.8 feet msl) by early March.
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 be exercised while
using the river between Davis Dam and the Mexican Border at San Luis, Arizona.