Lower Colorado River Operations Schedule



Releases from Davis and Parker dams will vary from about 4,400 cubic feet per second
(cfs) to 15,000 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) 
       -----       -----     -----     -----     -----     -----      -----
       Feb  8       8700     446.6     10400     641.4     11700      1084.1
       Feb  9       8600     446.6     10400     641.5     11700      1084.1
       Feb 10       8700     446.5     10400     641.5     11700      1084.1
       Feb 11       7300     446.6     10400     641.6     11700      1084.1
       Feb 12       7600     446.7     10600     641.7     11700      1084.2
       Feb 13       7800     446.7     10600     641.7     11700      1084.2
       Feb 14       8000     446.8     10800     641.6     10200      1084.3

       Average      8100               10500               11500

       Feb 15 to
       Feb 21       8700     447.0     11400     641.5     11500      1084.5

       Feb 22 to
       Feb 28       9600     446.7     11800     641.1     11500      1084.7


Current Lake Powell storage is 11,392 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (47 percent of capacity).
Lake Mead storage is 10,339 KAF (40 percent of capacity).  Total system storage is 29,366
KAF (49 percent of capacity).  Lake Powell elevation is 3,596.21 feet.

The April-July unregulated inflow forecast for the Colorado River is 6.70 million acre-
feet or 94 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 755 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue
Bridge and 2,716 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The average release from
Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 25 cfs.  The Morelos Dam diversions for the 
week of 08-Feb-2016 are expected to be 2,844 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.


                This Schedule can now be accessed on the Internet at:
                   www.usbr.gov/lc/region/g4000/hourly/rivops.html

Last updated: 5-FEB-2016



Please contact the Water Operations Control Center via e-mail at bcoowaterops@usbr.gov or via phone at (702) 293-8373 for additional questions or information.