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Trinity Lake Report

8/27/15 - The lake elevation is 2,217', down 153' from the spillway, down 59 feet this year. We are only 23' above last fall's low water mark. The lake is now dropping a foot per day in this abysmal waste of water.

ALERT: The Bureau is dumping up to 8 feet of water down the river to "prevent a fish kill" without any scientific backing. There is no evidence that shows releasing more water helps prevent a fish kill. In fact, it may promote a fish kill by enticing fish to come into an unhealthy river, only to have the water cut off in a few days.

The Bureau has published a proposed Draft Plan to make the fall flows permanent. The plan has many comments showing that it is not based on any authorizing legislation and is not based on science. It violates California water law. (See information below about the Draft Long-Term Plan.)

Meanwhile, they are dumping Trinity Lake for the so-called "boat dance." It is terrible to release water during a drought for non-beneficial use. This "dance" was suspended from 1912 to 2000, but the Indians claim they did it for many years before that. So who floated their boats in droughts before the dam? It is irresponsible for the Bureau to dump water for this purpose, and it is unconscionable for the Indians to ask for it. They can practice their religion, but not at the expense of everyone else. The irony is that this dance is asking "mother earth" to renew itself, and they do so by wasting thousands of acre-feet of water.

Our lake is in trouble, and in the midst of a drought, the tribes and the federal government are thumbing their noses at the people of Trinity County.

Here is a graph of historic lake elevations This winter's lower water mark occurred on Nov 21, 2014, and then the lake rose about 83'. The Nov low water mark was the third lowest ever, the prior two being 1977 and 1992. (The gaps in the line on the graph are due to missing or bad data in the state's database.)


2015 Draft Long-Term Plan for Protecting Late Summer Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River

US Reclamation solicited comments on a draft plan to make their late-summer augmentation release (up to 83,000 acre feet) permanent. Comments were due Aug 20, 2015. The draft plan and posted comments are available at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/kbao/lt-plan.html

Trinity Lake Revitalization Alliance submitted comments on this draft. Our first comment is that the title of the plan is biased and reflects an unscientific assumption that the salmon need protecting.

Under the plan's preferred action, water would be released if "triggers" occur in the lower Klamath River.

Reclamation is supposed to answer all submitted comments, modify the plan accordingly, and then issue an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) in Spring 2016. At that time, the public can again submit comments on the EIS and final plan.

TLRA's position is that these extra water releases beyond the Trinity River Record of Decision (ROD) damage Trinity County and the businesses and communities in the North Lake. Lake recreation is a huge part of Trinity County's only remaining legal economy: tourism.

Therefore, Trinity County and lake-based businesses should be compensated for damage due to diminished lake levels and boat facilities improvements should be funded to increase the public ability to safety access the lake for recreation.


Trinity County Code Enforcement
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Bay Delta Conservation Plan and Delta Tunnels
Stop The TunnelsControversy continues as more people become aware of the Governor's proposal to divert Northern Calif water south through two 32-foot diameter tunnels under the Delta. You can read much about this plan on our Stop the Tunnels page. Below are some recent articles and news:

 

Stop The Tunnels


North Lake Community Action

View the TLRA page for a list of positioning letters, EIR/EIS comments, and community meeting presentations. Community Meeting logo

 

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