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Robin
Member
Posted: Aug 21, 2013Post Subject: Two day flows of 2700cfs
This is the year the White Deer Skin Dance happens, odd number years. Flows will be good for the Pigeon Point Wave on Aug. 26th and 27th at about 2700cfs.
chris
Site Admin
Posted: Aug 21, 2013
The Trinity schedule page has been updated to show the Boat Dance releases.
chris
Site Admin
Posted: Aug 21, 2013
The ramping/flow schedule for the Hoopa Valley Tribe's Boat Dance Ceremony is as follows:


DateTimeChange To
Aug 250800550 cfs
1000650 cfs
1200900 cfs
14001150 cfs
16001400 cfs
18001650 cfs
20001900 cfs
22002150 cfs
24002650 cfs
Aug 2700012450 cfs
04002250 cfs
08002050 cfs
12001850 cfs
16001750 cfs
20001650 cfs
24001550 cfs
Aug 2804001450 cfs
08001350 cfs
12001250 cfs
16001150 cfs
20001050 cfs
2400950 cfs
Aug 290400850 cfs
0800750 cfs
1200650 cfs
1600550 cfs
2000450 cfs


Note: this release is unrelated to the recent proposed release to prevent mass fish kills.
chris
Site Admin
Posted: Aug 23, 2013
The Bureau of Reclamation today announced that the ramping/flow schedule for the Hoopa Valley Tribe's Boat Dance Ceremony has changed. On Aug 29, flows will be ramped down to 850 cfs instead of the originally proposed 450 cfs. The rest of the schedule (see previous post in this thread) stays the same.

The new schedule for Aug 29 becomes simply:


Aug 290400850 cfs


which translates to: "At 4am on Aug 29, the flow will be reduced from 950 cfs to 850 cfs until further notice".

The email from BuRec included this comment: "... transitioning to target flows at KNK for the Supplemental flows in the Lower Klamath River". My translation of this is that the supplemental flow to help prevent mass fish kills (850 cfs) starts immediately after the Boat Dance ceremony flows end.
bigfishtools
Member
Posted: Aug 26, 2013Post Subject: How long
After the releases Lewiston is doing, how long before we see the effects here in Klamath?

Thank you
chris
Site Admin
Posted: Aug 26, 2013
If your question is "how long will the flow pulse take to travel from Lewiston Dam to the town/city of Klamath (i.e. to the ocean)" then my best estimate is "between 36 and 42 hours".
bigfishtools
Member
Posted: Aug 26, 2013Post Subject: Re:
chris wrote:
If your question is "how long will the flow pulse take to travel from Lewiston Dam to the town/city of Klamath (i.e. to the ocean)" then my best estimate is "between 36 and 42 hours".


Thanks Chris
Alexander
Member
Posted: Aug 28, 2013Post Subject: CA Release Schedules
Hello I am new to this arena, I am just curious why these trinity releases seam to fall on a weekday most of the time? Is it to limit the amount of boaters? I though AW was trying to get boaters on the water...was it due to tribal calendars is that what I am missing?

Cornbread
Member
Posted: Aug 28, 2013Post Subject: Tribal releases
It is my understanding that the releases are for the Hoopa Valley Tribe and AW is not involved. It may not be clear but the 850-900 cfs post tribal release is scheduled to last until September 19th so that will include three full weekends.
http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=44364
chris
Site Admin
Posted: Aug 28, 2013
This particular release is for the Hoopa Tribal Boat Dance, which was held Aug 27 this year (yesterday). Based on the historical record, they are held on the last Tuesday of August, but only in odd-numbered years.

The tail end of this release will segue into another release to prevent mass fish kills. Again, nothing to do with paddling.

The good news however is that we are kept informed of upcoming releases, so you can still go enjoy the river if you can get away.
bigfishtools
Member
Posted: Aug 28, 2013Post Subject: Klamath Mouth
Water has made the mouth and fish are pouring in just in time for the weekend!

Your predictions were real close
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