Reclamation announces public meeting for Trinity River flow and gravel augmentation

Media Contact: Christie Kalkowski, 916-978-5100, kalkowski@usbr.gov

For Release: March 29, 2019

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. – The Trinity River Restoration Program, a Department of the Interior established multi-agency program, will host a public informational meeting to present 2019 Lewiston Dam spring restoration flow releases and Trinity River gravel augmentation plans. TRRP staff will be available to answer questions on the presentations.

What: 2019 Trinity River flow and gravel augmentation public meeting
Who: Trinity River Restoration Program
Where: Trinity River Restoration Program Office, 1313 S. Main Street, Weaverville
When: Thursday, April 11, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

The TRRP was established to restore the ecological function and anadromous fisheries of the Trinity River severely degraded by dams and historic mining and logging. 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. The gravel is locally supplied from the Trinity River Basin.

For additional information, visit www.trrp.net or contact Kevin Held at 530-623-1809 (TTY 800-877-8339) or kheld@usbr.gov.

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