Day by day flow increases are below along with an article from the Trinity Journal with specifics about precautions we need to take if we live by or visit the river.   The flows will top out on Wednesday, April 26 at 11,000 cubic feet per second.

Date                Time         From (cfs)     To (cfs)
 04/22/2017      1600            400               500
04/22/2017      1800            500               800
04/22/2017      2000            800             1000
04/22/2017      2200          1000             1200

04/23/2017
     1000          1200             1400
04/23/2017      1200          1400             1500
04/23/2017      1400          1500             1800
04/23/2017      1600          1800             2000
04/23/2017      1800          2000             2500
04/24/2017      1400          2500             3000
04/24/2017      1600          3000             3500
04/24/2017      1800          3500             4000
04/25/2017      0600          4000             5000
04/25/2017      0800          5000             6000
04/25/2017      1000          6000             7000
04/26/2017      0600          7000             8000
04/26/2017      0800          8000             9000
04/26/2017      1000          9000            10000
04/26/2017      1200        10000            11000

From the Trinity Journal – 4.19.2017

Spring releases to rev up beginning Saturday

The Trinity River will be flowing high in a few days as releases from Lewiston Dam rise to hit a spring high flow of 11,000 cubic feet per second after a determination that this is an “extremely wet” year for the basin.

People residing near the river or recreating on the river can expect river levels to increase and should take appropriate safety precautions. Landowners are advised to clear personal items from the floodplain prior to the releases.

Based on a forecast inflow to the Trinity and Lewiston reservoirs of 2,265,000 acre-feet from Oct. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2017, this has been determined to be an “extremely wet” year for the Trinity River basin.

Under the Trinity River Record of Decision, in an extremely wet year 815,000 acre-feet of water is to be released from Lewiston Dam to the Trinity River over the course of the year for fisheries.

Normally at this point the release is 300 cfs although recently it was 1,500 cfs for reservoir storage management.

Under the flow schedule:

► On April 22 the release will quickly ramp up for the spring high flow.

► On April 26 the release reaches 11,000 cfs and remains at that level through April 29.

► After April 29 the release drops to reach 2,050 cfs on May 7, then climbs again for a second, smaller peak.

► On May 11 the release reaches 5,400 cfs where it remains to June 4, then begins a gradual drop.

► On Aug. 11 the release reaches the summer base flow of 450 cfs.

A daily schedule of flow releases is available at www.trrp.net/restore/flows/current/, and the public may subscribe to automated notifications (via phone or email) of Trinity River release changes. The flow release schedule is posted at the Trinity River Restoration Program office, located at 1313 S. Main St., Weaverville.

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