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Lower Colorado Region
Boulder City, Nev.
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Released On: December 14, 2005

Lake Moovalya Water Level to Temporarily Drop About One Foot
Lake Moovalya, the small body of water impounded behind Headgate Rock Dam north of Parker, Arizona, will be lowered approximately one foot in elevation for a two-week period in early January 2006.

The drawdown is scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 3. During the drawdown, Lake Moovalya will be maintained at approximately elevation 363.40. Water levels are expected to return to the normal elevation of 364.40 feet by mid-afternoon on Saturday, January 14.

The drawdown is not expected to impact releases from Parker Dam or flows below Headgate Rock Dam.

All river users should remember that fluctuating or lower than normal river flows may expose or create natural hazards such as moving sandbars, gravel bars, unstable riverbanks, floating or submerged debris, or other unfamiliar obstacles. As always, caution should be exercised while using the river.

More information on Colorado River operations can be found on-line at: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/riverops.html.

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