Lewiston Dam to temporarily increase releases over Labor Day

Media Contact: Jeff Hawk, 916-978-5100 (O) 916-204-2348 (C), jhawk@usbr.gov

For Release: August 27, 2019

Trinity River 2019 (USBR photo by Sheri Harral)
Trinity River 2019 (USBR photo by Sheri Harral)
REDDING, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled increased releases from Lewiston Dam into the Trinity River, from Sept. 1 through Sept. 5. People near or recreating on the river over the holiday can expect river levels to increase and should take appropriate safety precautions.

The increased releases are in support of the Hoopa Valley Tribe's biennial Boat Dance Ceremony in Hoopa, California, and are separate from the Trinity River restoration flows.

Lewiston Dam releases are scheduled to increase above the summer base flow of 450 cubic feet per second around 5 p.m. Sept.1, and are expected to reach a peak flow of 2,650 cfs between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 2. Releases are scheduled to gradually return to summer flows about 3 p.m. Sept. 5.

For more information, please contact Reclamation’s Northern California Area Office at 530-247-8530 (TTY 800-877-8339).

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