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If you drive and park by the lake to fish,do you need a pass? Where is a pass required?
just wondering what kind of changes have been made to all the cabin, since Covid 19.
Just checking. I have a half-bimini top for a Suntracker Party Barge. Hunter green color. Free to a good home. If you need it, and you’re good peeps ... it’s yours! On the lake Sat, 19 September 2020.
Looking for used towable houseboat for sale 26 to 30 ft can call 541 9518756 thanks
Does anyone know if oregon students are comimg down this weekend.
Hi everyone. The family and I are planning a couple days on the lake this week for recreational boating. From what I hear all the ramps are open for any boaters. Is this true? is there anything we need to worry about? Thank you and happy boating
Wondering if anyone knows of a place on the lake where you can hang out on the shoreline and get in the water. Thanks in advance.
Is there still a lot of drift wood at the centimudi boat ramp?
How is the water level looking for shore dry camping???

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Operating as usual

A beautiful day after a snow storm. This is good news for getting the lake full for those 100 degree day coming this summer.

SNOW!!!!!!

Good afternoon Shasta Lake Fans!

Tuesday afternoon the skies opened up and dumped a massive amount of snow across the lake and down through Redding. In areas we received anywhere from 6 -9 inches of that white gold!

(BTW... be sure to drop your Shasta Lake snow pictures!)

Unbeknownst to many, various crews from the marinas, houseboat storage and others with property on the lake had made the trek prior to the storm to watch over their items. The silence of the snow falling was replaced by the cracking and snapping of limbs and trees as they fell throughout the night. Hats off to those crews and tireless work, in the middle of night, during a snow storm!

By Wednesday morning the red bank of the shore disappeared and everything was covered in white, including Interstate 5. I-5 had been closed due to the amount of snow and only few residents and businesses were allowed to their houses located in the closed section of the freeway. Prior to CalTRANS cleanup, trees were down and abandoned vehicles stranded along the freeway. Dictating how fast and heavy the snow fell.

Despite the chaos that has come with the snow, we are extremely excited to see the precipitation as this will surely rise the lake. While much of the water is still trapped in ice throughout the watershed, the warming weather and rain is continuing to melt the ice and deposited into the lake. We will take every single drop ;-)

One thing is for sure...this lake is absolutely gorgeous when it snows!

Lake Level Report (01/29/2021 at 1000 hrs)
Lake Elevation: 963.74' (103.26' below full pool)
24 Hour Difference: +0.31'
Lake Elevation (2020): 1026.59' (40.41' below full pool)
Storage: 2,112,658 af (estimated)
Storage (2020): 3,448,026 af
Outflow (24 hr avg): 2,502 cfs
Inflow (24 hr avg): 5,553 cfs
Total Capacity: 46%
Historical Average: 69%
Precipitation (24 hr @ McCloud): 0.01"
Precipitation (Season @ Dam): 11.80"
Precipitation (2019-2020 Season @ dam): 21.66"

Good afternoon Shasta Lake!

It looks as if the weather is turning...again! This time a forecast of snow and rain around the lake. We will keep you posted with any severe details, but it looks like we may start bringing the lake level back up!

Stay safe and warm!

Congratulations Jeff Michels!

Show him some love folks! Jeff Michels is your 2021 Wild West Bass Trail Superclean Showdown Pro/Am Champion on Lake Shasta with a two-day total of 23.45!!!
Congratulations Jeff! Well done! #BestInTheWest

Full coverage here
https://wildwestbasstrail.com/

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Good morning Shasta Lake!

I will give a lake update soon....but we just had to share this!

Don't take our word for it....listen to the people who actually do the things we talk about!

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Good afternoon Shasta Lake!!!

We have had a definite start to the rainy season! On Monday, we totaled out just shy of 3 1/2 inches of rain on the McCloud arm. While some smaller creeks and runoff were flowing, the ground surrounding the lake still needed to become saturated. Some seasonal creeks have yet to flow, but I imagine will be shortly with the next storm that is just now hitting us.

Even with the ground acting like a sponge, Monday's totals helped to bring the lake up just about a foot over the past several days. The weather pattern is still looking unstable and may bounce between rain and sun, but we will take every drop we can get!

Even Mt. Shasta gained 13 inches of fresh powder through Monday's storm and another 8-9 expected today.

Keep up those rain dances up and fill this lake up! We want to see boats and smiling faces this summer on the lake!

Lake Level Report (01/06/2021 at 1000 hrs)
Lake Elevation: 960.40' (106.60' below full pool)
24 Hour Difference: +0.19'
Lake Elevation (2020): 1021.74' (45.26' below full pool)
Storage: 2,053,811 af (estimated)
Storage (2020): 3,328,953 af
Outflow (24 hr avg): 2,648 cfs
Inflow (24 hr avg): 4,149 cfs
Total Capacity: 45%
Historical Average: 72%
Precipitation (24 hr @ McCloud): 1.12"
Precipitation (Season @ Dam): 8.00"
Precipitation (2019-2020 Season @ dam): 16.31"

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'400 to 500 Pounds!' MONSTER Sturgeon Caught on Shasta Lake

3 hours and 25lb braided line!!! Kudos to this catch! 😃

activenorcal.com While they weren't able to weigh or measure the Shasta Lake sturgeon, you can hear the man in the video claiming it seemed to be between 400 and 500 pounds.

Good morning Shasta Lake!

We have received a press release from the Bureau of Reclamation regarding the SDREP (Shasta Dam & Reservoir Enlargement Project).

Yours truly and the Shasta Lake Business Owners Association has been involved with this project since 2004 to ensure that recreation and tourism was considered in the feasibility report, which is still considered a by-product of the lake.

This project is so multifaceted and has been slowly moving behind the scenes over the past 16 years that many people have become complacent that it will end up like the other proposals for raising the dam.

Historically, the dam was slated to be an additional 200+ feet taller, but World War II required all the materials and men that the country could muster.

Regardless of whether or not the dam is raised, the business owners on the lake are being proactive in the process to make sure all of our guests still have a place to recreate during and after the process (if it happens).

There is still site survey's and the litigation with the state that should drag this out for awhile, but the BOR still states a newly filled Shasta Lake by 2025!

We will keep you posted on any new updates. You can also go to one of our sister pages which has become our repository of information on the subject. https://www.facebook.com/Shasta-Dam-Shasta-Lake-Enlargment-Project-SLWRI-455028087919673

Good afternoon Shasta Lake!!!

The skies opened up and gave us an early start to the wet season last night and this morning! Our heaviest peak of rain was around 7:45am in which we had an hourly average of 1.91". The colors are indescribable right now, and my camera really isn't doing it justice.

The storm quickly tapered off in the morning with scattered lightning strikes around the lake. Since then the clouds are continuing to scatter with plenty of blue sky.

It seems as if the weather will partly cloudy for the next week with only small chances of rain. With the ground being very dry, it soaked up the water like a sponge. This is why the inflow has not yet surpassed the outflow. However, BOR did forecast that by the end of November we would be roughly 120' down. We still have 13 feet to go and as long as we get these storms, we might be able to stabilize for a week or two before we start filling again.

As the weather patterns start to be more consistent, and as the lake starts moving up, we will surely keep you posted!

You may find up to date weather information at our new weather station. It is located on the McCloud arm at the Lake Shasta Caverns Gift Store: https://ambientweather.net/dashboard/e6b6e2a49b98567c41a423d7e2975dbc

Lake Level Report (11/18/2020 at 1300 hrs)
Lake Elevation: 959.21' (107.79' below full pool)
24 Hour Difference: -0.10'
Lake Elevation (2019): 1017.68' (49.32' below full pool)
Storage: 2,033,045 af (estimated)
Storage (2019): 3,231,297 af
Outflow (24 hr avg): 5,271 cfs
Inflow (24 hr avg): 3,972 cfs
Total Capacity: 45%
Historical Average: 75%
Precipitation (24 hr @ McCloud): 00.99"
Precipitation (Season @ Dam): 01.22"
Precipitation (2018-2019 Season @ dam): 0.25"

Good afternoon Shasta Lake!!! 😎🤙

Gave The Shasta Film Commission a helping hand by scouting locations on Shasta today. 6 hours, tank and a half of gas...but we made it to the end of every arm of the lake!

To say it was absolutely beautiful would be an understatement. We had several Bald Eagles flying around us and the water was as as smooth as could be. Not many boats out on the lake except for anglers (one of which we safely towed back to the launch ramp), so it was an opportunity which felt like the lake was entirely ours.

Although the lake is low, still plenty of navigable waters (took us 6 hours) and hot spots for fishing! Now all we need is to open up the heavens and let that rain fill her back up!

Currently, NOAA is looking at a La Nina for this winter. Shasta Lake rests right in the region that could be either wet or dry...but she does have a massive catch basin. As the winter storms start rolling in, we will be sure to keep you posted as the waters rise!

Until then...enjoy pictures from a gorgeous day on the lake!

Lake Level Report (11/04/2020 at 1300 hrs)
Lake Elevation: 961.31' (105.69' below full pool)
24 Hour Difference: -0.18'
Lake Elevation (2019): 1018.42' (48.58' below full pool)
Storage: 2,069,729 af (estimated)
Storage (2019): 3,248,976 af
Outflow (24 hr avg): 4,455 cfs
Inflow (24 hr avg): 2,054 cfs
Total Capacity: 45%
Historical Average: 77%
Precipitation (24 hr @ dam): 00.00"
Precipitation (Season @ dam): 00.20"
Precipitation (2018-2019 Season @ dam): 0.25"

Finally some good news

Portions of the #ShastaTrinityNF will reopen tomorrow morning at 8 am. Closures in #fire areas and camping near Mt Shasta will continue. More info including a map that shows the various closures at fs.usda.gov/stnf/

Shasta Lake

This is extremely short notice, but we need people who have been impacted by the Forest Service Closure to arrive at Lake Hsasta Caverns at 1:45pm. We have an opportunity to voice our concerns with the closure....drum everyone up!!!

Grab the person that you just canceled their reservation, the boats that are being pulled back and those who are sitting on private land watching their boat float on the lake that they cannot even approach.

Get them fired up...we have a Congressman and a TV Station....now is you're time to be heard.

We do NOT need to see another business owmer or manager sing the blues....we need our guests to voice their complaints.

1:45pm Lake Shasta Caverns.

The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is under a FULL FOREST CLOSURE order as of 5:00 pm this evening (09/09/2020) to September 14, 2020 (09/15/2020)

**Update 15:00 hours 09/09/2020** - more details have come out with a possible end date of 09/15/2020. The letter has been posted in the pictures. Also, we are including the contact numbers for the local Forest Service as they will have the answers to your questions. We were simply given an order with very little information beyond that.

Shasta-Trinity National Forest Headquarters
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 226-2500
711 (TTY) All Offices

Shasta Lake Ranger Station
(530) 275-1587

All people have been asked to leave the Forest Service lands as of 5pm this evening. Marinas have been instructed to locate their boats and bring them back to shore, with guests informed they need to leave as soon as possible.

Earlier this morning, there was an exclusionary form in which a permittee would be allowed to stay open, but that has been rescinded. All business have been ordered to close.

Below is the most recent press release from the US Forest Service.

FOREST SERVICE TEMPORARILY CLOSES ALL NATIONAL FORESTS IN CALIFORNIA
VALLEJO, Calif., September 9, 2020 – Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions throughout the state, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a temporary closure of an additional ten National Forests, meaning all eighteen National Forests in California are now closed.
The closure of the additional ten forests will be effective at 5:00 pm today. These additional forests include the Eldorado National Forest, Klamath National Forest, Lassen National Forest, Mendocino National Forest, Modoc National Forest, Six Rivers National Forest, Plumas National Forest, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Tahoe National Forest, and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change.
We had closed eight National Forests on Monday evening, Sept. 7, 2020. Explosive growth of fires throughout California during the day and late evening of Sept. 8th led to this updated decision.
“The number of large fires and extreme fire behavior we are seeing across the State is historic," said Regional Forester Randy Moore.
"These temporary closures are necessary to protect the public and our firefighters, and we will keep them in place until conditions improve and we are confident that National Forest visitors can recreate safely. I ask all Californians and visitors to take these closures and evacuations seriously for their own safety and to allow our firefighters to focus on the mission of safely suppressing these fires."
The Forest Service thanks our partners and the public for their cooperation and understanding of this monumental fire threat. It is critical that all Californians and national forest visitors follow these
important closures and restrictions for their own safety and the safety of our firefighters. Citizens with specific questions within their area may call their local forests for more information.
The Forest Service manages 18 National Forests in the Pacific Southwest Region, which encompasses over 20 million acres across California, and assists forest landowners in California, Hawaii and the U.S.
Affiliated Pacific Islands. National forests supply 50 percent of the water in California and form the
watershed of most major aqueducts and more than 2,400 reservoirs throughout the state. For more
information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/R5.

[09/09/20]   The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is under a FULL FOREST CLOSURE order as of 5:00 pm this evening (09/09/2020) to September 14, 2020 (09/15/2020)

**Update 15:00 hours 09/09/2020** - more details have come out with a possible end date of 09/15/2020. The letter has been posted in the pictures. Also, we are including the contact numbers for the local Forest Service as they will have the answers to your questions. We were simply given an order with very little information beyond that.

Shasta-Trinity National Forest Headquarters
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 226-2500
711 (TTY) All Offices

Shasta Lake Ranger Station
(530) 275-1587

All people have been asked to leave the Forest Service lands as of 5pm this evening. Marinas have been instructed to locate their boats and bring them back to shore, with guests informed they need to leave as soon as possible.

Earlier this morning, there was an exclusionary form in which a permittee would be allowed to stay open, but that has been rescinded. All business have been ordered to close.

Below is the most recent press release from the US Forest Service.

FOREST SERVICE TEMPORARILY CLOSES ALL NATIONAL FORESTS IN CALIFORNIA
VALLEJO, Calif., September 9, 2020 – Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions throughout the state, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a temporary closure of an additional ten National Forests, meaning all eighteen National Forests in California are now closed.
The closure of the additional ten forests will be effective at 5:00 pm today. These additional forests include the Eldorado National Forest, Klamath National Forest, Lassen National Forest, Mendocino National Forest, Modoc National Forest, Six Rivers National Forest, Plumas National Forest, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Tahoe National Forest, and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change.
We had closed eight National Forests on Monday evening, Sept. 7, 2020. Explosive growth of fires throughout California during the day and late evening of Sept. 8th led to this updated decision.
“The number of large fires and extreme fire behavior we are seeing across the State is historic," said Regional Forester Randy Moore.
"These temporary closures are necessary to protect the public and our firefighters, and we will keep them in place until conditions improve and we are confident that National Forest visitors can recreate safely. I ask all Californians and visitors to take these closures and evacuations seriously for their own safety and to allow our firefighters to focus on the mission of safely suppressing these fires."
The Forest Service thanks our partners and the public for their cooperation and understanding of this monumental fire threat. It is critical that all Californians and national forest visitors follow these
important closures and restrictions for their own safety and the safety of our firefighters. Citizens with specific questions within their area may call their local forests for more information.
The Forest Service manages 18 National Forests in the Pacific Southwest Region, which encompasses over 20 million acres across California, and assists forest landowners in California, Hawaii and the U.S.
Affiliated Pacific Islands. National forests supply 50 percent of the water in California and form the
watershed of most major aqueducts and more than 2,400 reservoirs throughout the state. For more
information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/R5.

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