Water Year 2015 Restoration Flow Schedule
Abbreviated WY2015 Dry Water Year Trinity Management Council approved flow schedule. Restoration release volume for Dry Water Year is 453,000 acre-feet. The table omits extended periods of time with constant flow rate.
Flow Scheduling Process
Based on preliminary water year forecasts in February and March, technical representatives of the Trinity River Restoration Program and program partners develop flow release recommendations to meet various restoration objectives and management targets listed in Chapter 8 of the Trinity River Flow Evaluation Final Report [PDF – 10mb]. Deliberations start with the typical flow release schedule recommended in the Record of Decision that may be adapted to meet specific restoration needs for the current year.
The flow recommendations are then presented to the Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group (TAMWG) and the Trinity Management Council (TMC) in March or early April for consideration. The flow release recommendation approved by the TMC is then forwarded to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as CVPIA co-lead agencies for the U.S. Department of Interior, which has the final authority over dam releases.
Explore flow release data in our Online Data Portal (ODP):
- TMC Restoration Flow Schedule Recommendations.
- Trinity River flow at Lewiston streamgage (calculated by USGS)
Additionally, current flow information from the USGS gages is reported on our home page in the blue box of “Trinity River Real-Time Flows”.