the small body of water impounded behind Headgate Rock Dam north of Parker,
Arizona, will be lowered approximately one foot in elevation from January 2
to January 14, 2001.
The draw down,
which will only affect the river stretch between Parker and Headgate Rock Dams,
is scheduled to begin at 8:00am Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday, January 2.
Water levels are expected to return to normal elevations by 4am MST on Sunday,
During the draw
down, the lake will be lowered approximately 1 foot to elevation 363.40. It
is anticipated that the time required to lower the lake will be approximately
6 hours, but if unfavorable condistions are encountered, the draw down time
could possibly extend to 24 hours or more.
Releases from Parker
Dam during this period will average approximately 6,000 cubic feet second.
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
at this time.