ANNOUNCEMENT: Reclamation Schedules Public Meeting for 2017 Trinity River Flow and Gravel Recommendations
ANNOUNCEMENT: Reclamation Schedules Public Meeting for 2017 Trinity River Flow and Gravel Recommendations.
The Trinity River Restoration Program (TRRP), a multi-agency program with eight Partners established by the Department of the Interior, will host a public informational meeting to present the recommended 2017 spring restoration flow releases from Lewiston Dam and gravel augmentation plans.
A 2000 Record of Decision includes five water year types with a minimum volume of water to be released into the Trinity River for each type.
Gravel augmentation is combined with the flow releases to replace gravel trapped by the upstream dams that is necessary for salmon habitats.
Under the five water year types that the Program operates under, ranging from “critically dry” to “extremely wet”, a “wet” and “extremely wet” water year are likely for 2017.
The water year type is used to establish the flow release schedule.
The California Department of Water Resources estimates the inflow volume to determine the water year type which will be identified on April 10, 2017.
The actual flow schedule will be known and presented at the public meeting.
The river could remain elevated as late as May 16.
For additional information, please contact Kevin Held at 530-623-1809 (TTY 800-877-8339) or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.trrp.net.