I spoke to the Barker Res Dam Manager. According to Jim the res has about 480acre feet to go to spill. Since the last cold spell, the inflow has went down to 80-90cfs. At this time, he is letting out the inflow for downstream water calls so the res is not going up.
He told me that the water managers have a pow-wow once a week to discuss Barker's water. From the last meeting, they thought if the right conditions come together (water calls, warm weather, etc.) we could see a short season of 250/300cfs in the creek starting in about week to two.
Hoping for some close after work paddling.