Its time to increase releases from upstream storage at Clair Engle Reservoir in accordance with the Trinity River Restoration Plan. Of course, another way of looking at it is that less of the river's natural flow will be "diverted to storage", and more will be allowed to stay in the river.
Either way, these flows were developed by McBain and Trush as part of an overall plan to restore the river corridor and fish populations. No less an expert than famed fluvial geomorphologist Luna Leopold called the plan the best thing he had seen in three decades.
As we blogged a couple of weeks ago, the Trinity Plan is not perfect but we are pleased that the fish are getting both improvements to their riparian habitat and water for swimming.