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Lower Colorado River Operations Schedule

Releases from Davis and Parker dams will vary from about 4,500 cubic feet per second
(cfs) to 24,000 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 30      13300     448.0     18000     643.7     17300      1084.9
       Mar 31      13100     448.1     18000     643.6     17300      1084.7
       Apr  1      12100     448.2     17600     643.6     18500      1084.6
       Apr  2      11200     448.5     17600     643.6     18500      1084.4
       Apr  3      12600     448.6     17600     643.7     18500      1084.2
       Apr  4      12500     448.7     17600     643.7     18500      1084.0
       Apr  5      12500     448.8     17600     643.7     18500      1083.9

       Average     12500               17700               18100

       Apr  6 to
       Apr 12      13700     448.4     18000     643.7     18500      1082.6

       Apr 13 to
       Apr 19      13800     448.1     18000     643.6     18500      1081.4


Current Lake Powell storage is 10,924 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (45 percent of capacity).
Lake Mead storage is 10,463 KAF (40 percent of capacity).  Total system storage is 28,890
KAF (48 percent of capacity).  Lake Powell elevation is 3,591.14 feet.

The April-July unregulated inflow forecast for the Colorado River is 4.85 million acre-feet 
or 68 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 658 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue
Bridge and 3,417 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 30-Mar-2015 are expected to be 3,620 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.
Webmaster: Water Operations Control Center, BCOOwaterops@usbr.gov
Updated: March 27, 2015