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Lower Colorado River Operations Schedule

Releases from Davis and Parker dams will vary from about 1,600 cubic feet per second
(cfs) to 17,000 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) 
       -----       -----     -----     -----     -----     -----      -----
       Dec 22       1600     447.5      6600     637.0      8600      1086.8
       Dec 23       3500     447.5      6600     637.1      8600      1086.9
       Dec 24       4100     447.4      6600     637.2      8600      1087.1
       Dec 25       3000     447.4      6600     637.3      8600      1087.2
       Dec 26       4200     447.3      6600     637.4      8600      1087.3
       Dec 27       4400     447.2      6600     637.6      8600      1087.5
       Dec 28       4200     447.0      6600     637.7      8600      1087.6

       Average      3600                6600                8600

       Dec 29 to
       Jan  4       4200     446.8      8500     638.7     10800      1088.2

       Jan  5 to
       Jan 11       4900     447.3     10000     639.8     12500      1088.5


Current Lake Powell storage is 11,699 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (48 percent of capacity).
Lake Mead storage is 10,535 KAF (40 percent of capacity).  Total system storage is 29,695
KAF (50 percent of capacity).  Lake Powell elevation is 3,599.46 feet.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 1,220 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue
Bridge and 1,469 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The average release from
Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 10 cfs.  The Morelos Dam diversions for the 
week of 22-Dec-2014 are expected to be 1,199 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: December 19, 2014