Fig. 6. A graphical summary of our environmental flow recommendation (dark black line) for a “normal” hydrological year. Flow magnitudes are shown on the y-axis, with month shown on the x-axis. Dry and wet seasons are indicated by white and gray shaded areas, respectively. Environmental flow components (base flow, high flow pulses, and floods) are labeled with some details of the important ecological and social values that they support. Ideally, the timing of flow pulses and floods will be adjusted as a function of reservoir inflow, rather than having the static shape presented here as an example.