Lake Shasta business owners host lake awareness event

Aug 15, 2015 7:33 PM by Charlene Cheng

The message is as clear as the water in Lake Shasta...

There's still plenty of it to go around.

"There's 42% of the lake. This lake holds four and a half million acre feet of water. We got about two million acre feet of water right there," said Sheri Harral, with the Bureau of Reclamation.

"Don't listen to the numbers. You look at this lake, it still has 225 miles of shoreline that people can explore," added Lon Henderson, Recreation Officer with the U.S. Forest Service.

To give visitors a firsthand look, the local business owners association hosted a free event, demonstrating all the recreational opportunities that are available.

"We're 29 feet higher than last year. We have a lot of misconceptions, but we are actually better than we were last year," said Matt Doyle, president of the association and owner of Shasta Caverns.

Just take it from Joe Natale, who spends time on the lake everyday for his business, renting out flying water bikes known as Jetovators.

"We're on Lake Shasta, we have so much water here. We're never going to go empty. We always have plenty of water to have fun, and depth, and cleanliness," he said.

As far as what the future has in story, business owners are comforted with the knowledge that all droughts come to an end.

In the meantime, we can all continue to do our part.

"Every single person here and throughout our community, we make a difference, and every drop counts. Every drop of this water counts," Harral said.


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