Shasta Lake businesses prepare for water cuts

Feb 5, 2014 8:02 PM

For small business owners in the City of Shasta Lake, the lack of water means less customers.

For the last eight years, Rhonda Crain and her husband have owned the Old Mill Eatery, a popular destination for motorists going up and down the I-5 or tourists heading to local attractions.

With the lake level near all-time lows, business has been down.

The City of Shasta Lake is currently waiting to see how much water they'll have for residents and businesses.

And just in case conditions don't improve, city officials are planning for possible mandatory water conservation measures that could include increased water rates.

"We use a three stage sink, we do not use a dishwasher. I don't know that there's anything more. We turned the sprinklers off. I'm only offering small waters as opposed to large waters," said Crain.

The Bureau of Reclamation will announce water allocations for each city on February 20th.


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