We would like to advise the public that there will be a controlled release of water from the Lewiston Dam on the Trinity River starting tomorrow (4-22-17), and continue through Wednesday (4-26-17). The release will rise from 400 cubic feet per second (179,325 gallons per minute) to 10,000 cubic feet per second (4,488,325 gallons per minute). This release is estimated to raise the Trinity 5+ feet. The Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public use caution when occupying the Trinity River areas as the water level may rise higher and quicker than expected. A further caution is requested due to the already extremely cold and swift water conditions that currently exist on the river.
Sheriff M. Downey