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Last modified on: Monday, 25-Mar-2019 19:51:29 EDT
Trinity Lake Report
3/25/19 - The lake elevation is over 2,333' above sea level, 37' down from the spillway,
and the percent of normal for the date has increased to 99%. The lake is up 35' from its low water
mark this winter, up 11' this month. Big Flat's snow sensor (end of Coffee Creek Road) is back up to 7' of
snow at 5,100' above sea level with the last storm.
Trinity Center ramp is closed at least until May 1 for the widening, repaving and
rennovation project. Minersville ramp is open. The winter storms have shut down the project,
and the lake is rising. The lower portion
of the ramp may have to wait until after summer season. However, the ramp should be open
this coming summer for boating season, and we expect the lower portion of the ramp to be
completed next fall.
Here is a graph
of historic lake elevation (updated 3/7) showing spillway and Trinity Center ramp elevations.
(The gaps in the line on the graph are due to missing or bad data in the state's database.)
California Boating and Waterways Commission
Approved Our Boat Ramp Project!
At the Feb 8, 2017 meeting of the state Boating and Waterways commission in Weaverville,
approval was granted for the $1.64 million improvement project for the Trinity Center
launching facility. The grant will be given to the USFS to do the work since they manage
the National Recreation Area that controls recreation on Trinity Lake.
The USFS had applied for a $1.64 million grant to improve the parking, restroom and launch
facilities at our boat ramp. The plan is to extend and re-pave the double-lane ramp down to
the bottom of the current single-lane, put in a new floating courtesy dock, install
all-new restrooms, and more! The details are in
The day before the meeting, on Feb 7, the commission toured the Trinity Center ramp and concluded
that this is a very valuable resource for our community in need of overhaul.
A strong showing of local support both at the ramp tour and at the meeting in Weaverville went
a long way toward convincing commission members of the need. They said multiple times that they
were impressed with the public show of support for the project.
A big Thank You to California Department of Boating and Waterways, the USFS NRA team, the
Trinity Collaborative, and, of course, a small, tireless group of locals who fought to keep
this project on the radar and moving forward!
As of the fall of 2018, the project is underway. The ramp will reopen for the 2019 boating season,
but the bottom portion of the upgrade will have to wait for low water.
Trinity County Code Enforcement
Here are a few quick links to documents on the Trinity County website:
Bay Delta Conservation Plan and Delta Tunnels
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: