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    This was in the Mohave daily news paper Friday.


    Local river level drops

    Published: Friday, October 5, 2012 1:26 AM MDT
    BOULDER CITY, Nev. — Beginning today and continuing through the month, Colorado River water releases from Davis Dam north of Bullhead City will be uncharacteristically low due to reduced water demands downstream. The Bureau of Reclamation is also reducing releases from Hoover Dam, creating flow conditions that are lower than usual for this time of year.

    The reduced water releases will result in lower than normal river water levels throughout the Laughlin/Bullhead City area. While Colorado River levels in the area normally fluctuate, this reduction from Davis Dam will result in peak flows dropping from about a four-unit flow or 19,000 cubic feet per second, to no higher than a two-unit flow, or 9,200 cfs. A one-unit change in flow is equivalent to approximately two feet in the river’s depth below Davis Dam.

    Boaters below Hoover and Davis dams should exercise extra caution during this period of reduced river flows as sandbars, boulders and gravel will be exposed, creating more hazardous river conditions.

    The temporary reduction in water releases is necessary because of a break in the Central Arizona Project canal near Bouse, Ariz., approximately 50 miles southeast of Lake Havasu City. While this part of the canal is out of service, Colorado River water deliveries are being temporarily halted. Daily and hourly information on releases from the Bureau of Reclamation’s Colorado River dams is available on Reclamation’

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    I assume this will effect the entire lower river all the way to Martinez?

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    Should b interesting next weekend at Avi might just beach chair it

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    That sounds like weird reason. I heard it will be low in big river to demolish the old bridge

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    Quote Originally Posted by progas View Post
    I assume this will effect the entire lower river all the way to Martinez?
    Water was high all weekend at Lost Lake. No problem at all. We couldn't enjoy it as we were in parker for the race, but it was high Friday, Saturday & Sunday in the pm like normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Electric View Post
    Should b interesting next weekend at Avi might just beach chair it
    AVI always sucks! might as well go to oregon
    Its a FORD thing chevy's arent quick enough to understand

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    Smile River low

    Spoke to london bridge tour boats today. They said that they will be running all week to havsue. So if they are running we should be able to run.

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    Any up dates on water lever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Wagon View Post
    Any up dates on water lever?
    It hasn't been coming up at lost lake til 2pm the last two days. Hopefully gets better today.

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    been low here for a week or so, 2 weeks ago down by needles it didn't come up till around 4 pm

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    Thanks going to parker for the day on Sat.

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    from what i understand normal summer releases are 4 units its about 21/2 to 3 units a day right now even while fixing the the broken levy but still makes it for a lower river sorry about the crappy pic
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    I was at the avi the 5th-7th. The london bridge tour boat was still running but the water was very low. If you know your way around you should be ok but pay attention, it gets pretty bad.

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    Going to Parker Sunday till Wednesday. Any one going to be around, or are we going to have the entire river.

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