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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) 
       -----       -----     -----     -----     -----     -----      -----
       Jan 26       8900     446.6     13800     640.4     18200      1088.9
       Jan 27       8900     446.6     13800     640.7     18200      1088.8
       Jan 28       8300     446.7     13800     641.0     18300      1088.7
       Jan 29       7300     447.0     13800     641.3     18300      1088.6
       Jan 30       8100     447.1     13800     641.6     18300      1088.5
       Jan 31       8200     447.2     13800     641.9     18300      1088.4
       Feb  1       8200     447.3     11500     641.9     11500      1088.5

       Average      8300               13500               17300

       Feb  2 to
       Feb  8       7200     447.3     11200     641.8     11500      1088.6

       Feb  9 to
       Feb 15       8000     447.3     11000     641.9     11500      1088.6


Current Lake Powell storage is 11,245 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (46 percent of capacity).
Lake Mead storage is 10,786 KAF (41 percent of capacity).  Total system storage is 29,424
KAF (49 percent of capacity).  Lake Powell elevation is 3,594.63 feet.

The April-July unregulated inflow forecast for the Colorado River is 6.20 million acre-
feet or 87 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 833 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue
Bridge and 2,465 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 26-Jan-2015 are expected to be 2,446 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: January 23, 2015