Boulder City, Nev.
Released On: January 26, 2005
This temporary reduction in releases will help conserve water in the Colorado River Basin, which has been in a drought for the past five years.
The reduced flows will occur from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. MST. Between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily, releases will range from 4,600 cfs to 9,200 cfs.
The initial reduction to 2,300 cfs will begin tonight, January 26, at 9:00 p.m.
Following is the projected schedule of water releases at Davis Dam until Friday morning, January 28:
January 26 - January 27 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. 2,300 cfs (1/2 unit)
January 27 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 4,600 cfs (one unit)
January 27 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 9,200 cfs (two units)
January 27 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 4,600 cfs
January 27 - January 28 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. 2,300 cfs.
This release pattern may be in effect until February 11. If releases from the Bill Williams River into Lake Havasu are less than projected, and depending on any impacts from the current weather system in the Southwest, releases from Davis Dam will be returned to their seasonal levels as soon as possible.
All river users should exercise extra caution during this period of fluctuating river flows.
Daily and hourly information on releases from Reclamation's Colorado River dams is available on Reclamation's web site, at http://www.usbr.gov/lc/riverops.html
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