Trinity River flows to be released
August 22, 2013
Trinity River water will be released to protect salmon after a federal judge lifted his order halting the flows at around 5:30 p.m. today.
The decision came after Judge Lawrence O’Neill found that if the injunction was granted to block the flows, it would do more harm to the tribes and the fisheries than it would to the water districts who filed the claim.
He was considering whether to grant a preliminary injunction, which would have held off the flows until the lawsuit is decided. A temporary restraining order has been blocking releases since Aug. 13 expires on Friday.