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Higher river levels in the Trinity River this weekend

Published On: Aug 28 2013 08:41:16 PM CDT
LEWISTON, Calif. -

The Bureau of Reclamation will be releasing twice as much water as from Lewiston Dam this weekend.

The increase is to help the expected record number of salmon make it to their spawning grounds in the Trinity River. It also means you will need to be careful in the stronger current.

Officials said the biggest difference to be aware of will be the strength of the current and the water depth.

They said they are not worried about extra debris in the water because of an increase over the weekend to allow the Hoopa Valley Tribe with a Boat Dance Ceremony.