Morning Releases to Be Decreased for an Eight Hour Period November 2nd through
3am to noon (Mountain Standard Time) from November 2nd through 6th, releases
from Davis Dam will be decreased to approximately 4,800 cubic feet per second.
This decrease will allow Reclamation crews to dredge Laughlin Lagoon, located
in the river channel just south of the city of Laughlin, Nevada.
decrease in flow is expected to temporarily lower the level of the river below
Davis Dam as much as eight feet. Afternoon on each day, the releases will be
returned to approximately 15,000 cfs, and the river is expected to return to
its normal elevation of approximately 504 feet above sea level.
craft users could be affected by these lake levels and should excerise extreme
caution when navigating the Colorado River below Davis Dam during this low water
change to operations is not expected to affect the elevation of Lake Mohave
which is presently at 629.3.
Lagoon was created in 1958 by a Bureau of Reclamation river realignment, and
over the years, the area has degraded. Reclamation, in participation with several
local partners, is working to regain and maintain the quality of this backwater.
Under a $1.3 million program, Reclamation has installed culverts to improve
the quality of water flowing into the lagoon, and will dredge the area to provide
enchanced access for water recreationists.