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Old 07-31-2016   #1
 
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Grand Canyon, Colorado River Flows - August, September, October

Grand Canyon, Colorado River Flows - August, September, October

The release volume from Glen Canyon Dam for August, 2016, will be 900,000 acre-feet. Hourly releases during August, 2016, are anticipated to fluctuate between approximately 8,000 cfs in the nighttime and 18,000 cfs in the daytime.

The anticipated release volume for September, 2016, is 700,000 acre-feet with daily fluctuations between approximately 8,500 cfs and 14,500 cfs.

The anticipated release volume for October, 2016, is 600,000 acre-feet with daily fluctuations between approximately 7,000 cfs and 13,000 cfs. This will be confirmed in a subsequent notification toward the end of August.

Updated July 29, 2016

Paul Davidson, Hydraulic Engineer, Glen Canyon Dam

Bureau of Reclamation 125 S. State St. Salt Lake City, UT 84138 Ph: 801-524-3642


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Paul Davidson updated his report to August flows of 10,000 to 18,000.

Updated August 2, 2016

Paul Davidson, Hydraulic Engineer, Glen Canyon Dam

Bureau of Reclamation 125 S. State St. Salt Lake City, UT 84138 Ph: 801-524-3642


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Will there be a high release in November this year?


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It's too early to tell, but it's unlikely. Paul told us, and we're paraphrasing his comments here, "Probably not, based on sediment analysis. If monsoonal activity is high in the next couple of months and sediment comes in to the river system, then maybe."
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