Dry Water Year

The Trinity has been classified to be under a “Dry Water Year” and the annual release schedule has been set and starts tomorrow. The flows out of Lewiston ramp up tomorrow to 500 CFS and peak May 5th and 6th at 8500 CFS and ramp down to 450 CFS through the early Fall. 8500 CFS will be nice to clear the river out and move things around, I’m just a little worried about the amount of water currently in Trinity Lake if we have another week winter. We had a fair amount of rain up here early in the Winter but there is next to nothing in the Trinity Alps as far as any kind of snow pack. I feel the fishery will benefit in the short run from this release schedule and only time will tell if the “Powers at Be” should have thrown out the rule book and held onto more water for future needs ! As for the fishing, it is currently slow on the Trinity but the Lower Sac has been fishing Good to Great !