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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)
----        -----     ----     -----     ----     -----     ----
Apr 21      13000     448.4    17300     642.4    19200    1096.6
Apr 22      13000     448.4    17100     642.5    19200    1096.4
Apr 23      12000     448.4    17000     642.6    19200    1096.2
Apr 24      10000     448.6    17000     642.7    19200    1096.0
Apr 25      12000     448.7    17000     642.8    19200    1095.7
Apr 26      12500     448.7    17000     643.0    19200    1095.5
Apr 27      12500     448.6    17000     643.1    19200    1095.3

Average     12100              17100              19200

Apr 28 to
May  4      12800     448.2    17200     643.2    17900    1093.9

May  5 to
May 11      12000     448.6    17200     642.8    17000    1092.5


Current Lake Powell storage is 9,486 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (39 percent of capacity). 
Lake Mead storage is 11,509 KAF (44 percent of capacity).  Total system storage is 
27,886 KAF (47 percent of capacity).  Lake Powell elevation is 3,574.63 feet.

The April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 7.85 million acre-feet or 110 percent 
of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 791 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue 
Bridge and 3,849 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 21-Apr-2014 are expected to be 3,308 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: April 18, 2014