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Lower Colorado River Operations Schedule

Releases from Davis and Parker dams will vary from about 4,400 cubic feet per second
(cfs) to 20,000 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) 
       -----       -----     -----     -----     -----     -----      -----
       Mar  2       9900     447.4     13900     642.0     17000      1088.7
       Mar  3      10300     447.5     13900     642.2     17000      1088.6
       Mar  4      10000     447.6     13900     642.4     17000      1088.5
       Mar  5       9500     447.7     13900     642.6     17000      1088.3
       Mar  6       9500     447.8     13900     642.8     17000      1088.2
       Mar  7       9500     447.9     13900     642.9     17000      1088.1
       Mar  8       9500     447.9     13900     643.1     17100      1087.9

       Average      9700               13900               17000

       Mar  9 to
       Mar 15      11800     447.7     16300     643.3     17000      1087.0

       Mar 16 to
       Mar 22      12700     447.8     17200     643.0     17000      1086.0


Current Lake Powell storage is 11,033 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (45 percent of capacity).
Lake Mead storage is 10,767 KAF (41 percent of capacity).  Total system storage is 29,213
KAF (49 percent of capacity).  Lake Powell elevation is 3,592.33 feet.

The April-July unregulated inflow forecast for the Colorado River is 4.90 million acre-feet
or 68 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 509 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue
Bridge and 3,214 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 02-Mar-2015 are expected to be 3,267 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.

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.

Webmaster: Water Operations Control Center, BCOOwaterops@usbr.gov
Updated: February 27, 2015