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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 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) 
       -----       -----     -----     -----     -----     -----      -----
       Jul 28      11200     448.2     14300     642.4     15700      1080.9
       Jul 29      11200     448.2     14300     642.4     15700      1080.8
       Jul 30      10000     448.3     14000     642.5     15700      1080.7
       Jul 31       9000     448.5     14000     642.6     15700      1080.7
       Aug  1      11000     448.4     13700     642.6     15100      1080.6
       Aug  2      11000     448.4     13700     642.5     12500      1080.6
       Aug  3      11000     448.3     13700     642.4     12000      1080.7

       Average     10600               14000               14600

       Aug  4 to
       Aug 10      10400     448.0     13300     642.4     13900      1080.6

       Aug 11 to
       Aug 17       9800     448.0     13000     642.2     13200      1080.6


Current Lake Powell storage is 12,617 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (52 percent of capacity).
Lake Mead storage is 10,096 KAF (39 percent of capacity).  Total system storage is 30,565
KAF (51 percent of capacity).  Lake Powell elevation is 3,608.87 feet.

The April-July forecast for the Colorado River is 6.99 million acre-feet or 98 percent
of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 1,440 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue
Bridge and 1,649 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 28-Jul-2014 are expected to be 1,451 cfs.
Webmaster: Water Operations Control Center, BCOOwaterops@usbr.gov
Updated: July 25, 2014