Boulder City, Nev.
Released On: July 15, 2013
Beginning in mid-December 2013, and continuing until about mid-February 2014, Reclamation will lower the water level of Lake Havasu to approximately 445.0 feet above mean sea level to repair and replace deteriorating components of the Parker Dam outer forebay trash rack structure. This structure is the first of two systems that filter debris from the river before it can affect power generation at the dam. The current trash racks, original to Parker Dam, are 75 years old and deteriorated beyond repair.
While Lake Havasu is normally lowered during winter months for river management activities, seasonal fluctuations typically range from about 445.8 to 449.5 feet. The lake level will remain at about 445.0 feet until work on the trash racks is completed. However, due to unforeseen circumstances caused by operational or environmental conditions, the lake level may vary from 445.0 feet during this period.
If you would like additional information regarding the meeting, please contact the Water Operations Control Center at 702-293-8373, or BCOOWaterops@usbr.gov.
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