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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 15,000 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) 
       -----       -----     -----     -----     -----     -----      -----
       Nov 17       7300     446.4     10300     634.4     12200      1084.7
       Nov 18       7400     446.3     10300     634.5     12200      1084.6
       Nov 19       6700     446.3     10300     634.7     12200      1084.5
       Nov 20       5900     446.3     10300     634.8     12200      1084.4
       Nov 21       6900     446.3     10300     635.0     12200      1084.3
       Nov 22       6800     446.3     10300     635.0     10800      1084.3
       Nov 23       7000     446.2     10300     635.0     10800      1084.2

       Average      6900               10300               11800

       Nov 24 to
       Nov 30       5500     447.0     10200     635.9     11800      1083.6

       Dec  1 to
       Dec  7       4800     447.2      8500     636.2      9100      1084.2


Current Lake Powell storage is 12,064 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (50 percent of capacity).
Lake Mead storage is 10,246 KAF (39 percent of capacity).  Total system storage is 29,738
KAF (50 percent of capacity).  Lake Powell elevation is 3,603.26 feet.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 1,300 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue
Bridge and 1,557 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 17-Nov-2014 are expected to be 1,356 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: November 14, 2014