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Grand Canyon Colorado River Flows - March, April, May

February 29, 2016

This notification confirms that the release volume from Glen Canyon Dam for March 2016 will be 700,000 acre-feet. Hourly releases during March 2016 are anticipated to fluctuate between approximately 14,000 cfs in the daytime and approximately 8,000 cfs in the nighttime.

We anticipate the release volume for April 2016 will be approximately 658,000 acre-feet with fluctuations between approximately 13,000 cfs and 9,000 cfs.

The anticipated release volume for May 2016 is 700,000 kaf. This will be confirmed in a subsequent notification toward the end of March.

If there are any concerns or questions regarding these operations, I can be reached at 801-524-3642. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.


Paul Davidson
Hydraulic Engineer/Glen Canyon Dam
Upper Colorado Region
Bureau of Reclamation

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