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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 23,000 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) 
       -----       -----     -----     -----     -----     -----      -----
       Aug 18       9500     449.0     11600     644.5     10000      1080.5
       Aug 19       9500     448.9     11600     644.3     10000      1080.6
       Aug 20       8500     448.9     11600     644.2     10000      1080.7
       Aug 21       7500     448.9     11600     644.0     10000      1080.7
       Aug 22       9500     448.8     11600     643.9     10000      1080.8
       Aug 23       9500     448.7     11600     643.7     10000      1080.9
       Aug 24       9000     448.6     11600     643.6     10000      1081.0

       Average      9000               11600               10000

       Aug 25 to
       Aug 31       9100     447.9     11600     642.6     10200      1081.5

       Sep  1 to
       Sep  7       8900     447.0     11600     642.3     11500      1081.5


Current Lake Powell storage is 12,458 thousand acre-feet (KAF) (51 percent of capacity).
Lake Mead storage is 10,038 KAF (38 percent of capacity).  Total system storage is 30,380
KAF (51 percent of capacity).  Lake Powell elevation is 3,607.28 feet.

The preliminary observed April-July inflow for the Colorado River is 6.92 million 
acre-feet or 97 percent of average.

Yesterday, the average Colorado River flows were 1,050 cfs near the Yuma Fourth Avenue
Bridge and 1,458 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 18-Aug-2014 are expected to be 1,314 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: August 15, 2014