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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 14,000 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) 
       -----       -----     -----     -----     -----     -----      -----
       Oct 27       7200     447.6      7300     634.3      7500      1082.8
       Oct 28       7300     447.2      7300     634.3      7500      1082.8
       Oct 29       6300     446.8      7300     634.3      7500      1082.9
       Oct 30       5700     446.6      7300     634.3      6500      1083.0
       Oct 31       6500     446.2      7700     634.1      6500      1083.0
       Nov  1       6700     445.9     10600     634.1     10900      1083.0
       Nov  2       7000     445.8     10600     634.1     10900      1083.0

       Average      6700                8300                8200

       Nov  3 to
       Nov  9       6600     445.9     10400     634.4     11200      1082.8

       Nov 10 to
       Nov 16       6300     446.1     10200     634.7     11200      1082.6


Current Lake Powell storage is 12,325 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (51 percent of capacity).
Lake Mead storage is 10,221 KAF (39 percent of capacity).  Total system storage is 30,036
KAF (50 percent of capacity).  Lake Powell elevation is 3,605.93 feet.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 612 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue
Bridge and 840 cfs at the Northerly International Boundary.  The average release from
Painted Rock Dam was 0 cfs and Alamo Dam was 15 cfs.  The Morelos Dam diversions for the 
week of 27-Oct-2014 are expected to be 774 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: October 24, 2014