[env-trinity] Fwd: New Press Release: Reclamation Announces Final Schedule for Releases into Trinity River as Part of Restoration Program

Peterson, Eric ebpeterson at usbr.gov
Fri Apr 19 13:34:19 PDT 2013


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The attached press release, "Reclamation Announces Final Schedule for
Releases into Trinity River as Part of Restoration Program," was released
today, Friday, April 19. The press release is also included below for those
unable to open the attachment.

[image: Reclamation News Release Header]

*Mid-Pacific Region
Sacramento**, Calif.*

MP-13-074

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, 916-978-5100, *plucero at usbr.gov*

For Release On: April 19, 2013

*Reclamation Announces Final Schedule for Releases into Trinity River as
Part of Restoration Program *
*Public Safety Notice *

*SHASTA LAKE, Calif.* - The Bureau of Reclamation announced today that
releases from Lewiston Dam into the Trinity River will increase to a peak
flow of 4,500 cubic feet per second for two days as part of the Trinity
River Restoration Program. The public should take appropriate safety
precautions whenever river flows are high. Landowners are advised to clear
personal items and debris from the floodplain prior to the releases.

Releases will begin increasing April 21 and provide 2,000 cfs from April 22
to May 1, when releases will again increase to reach peak flows of 4,500
cfs on May 2 and May 3. Beginning May 4, flows will decrease to a summer
base-flow of 450 cfs by June 24. There will be three short benches for
monitoring purposes as the decreases occur at 2,000 cfs, 1,200 cfs and 700
cfs. The total water allocation for Trinity River restoration flows this
dry water year is 453,000 acre-feet.

A schedule of daily flow releases is available at:
http://www.trrp.net/?page_id=150. <http://www.trrp.net/?page_id=150.%20> At
this website, the public may subscribe to automated notifications (via
phone or email) of Trinity River release changes. The flow release schedule
is also posted at the Trinity River Restoration Program office, located at
1313 South Main Street, Weaverville, Calif.

For additional information, please call 530-623-1800 or email info at trrp.net.

# # #

Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second largest
producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, with operations and
facilities in the 17 Western States. Its facilities also provide
substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits.
Visit our website at http://www.usbr.gov.

-- 

Fernando Ponce
Public Affairs Specialist
Bureau of Reclamation
2800 Cottage Way, MP-140
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916)978-5104
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