During Next Two Weeks;
Rivers Users, Others Should Be Alert For Changes
boaters and other users of the Colorado River below Davis Dam should be aware
that water releases from the dam may rapidly increase or decrease without warning
from October 16th through at least November 2nd.
may be necessary to make these sudden changes to maintain Lake Mohave at a stable
elevation while the National Park Service is installing a new boat ramp at Katherine
Landing, just upstream of the dam.
this period, daily releases from the dam will most likely range from 8,600 cubic
feet per second to more than 20,000 cfs. There is a remote possibility, however,
that flows less than 8,600 cfs may occur. Currently, the average daily releases
from Davis Dam are approximately 18,800 cfs.
changes to releases could occur at any time of the day, they are most likely
to occur in the afternoon. Such schedule changes may affect the magnitude of
the releases scheduled for both the remainder of the current day and those scheduled
for the following day.
changes, if they occur, are not expected to substantially affect the levels
of either Lake Mohave or Lake Havasu.
Mohave is scheduled to be at elevation 630 feet above sea level on or before
October 20th. It will be maintained at this elevation until approximately November
2nd, or until the new boat ramp has been installed.