Summer a success on Lake Shasta, despite low water levels

Sep 8, 2015 6:01 PM by News Staff

According to the Department of Water Resources, Lake Shasta is 38 percent full when it should be at 61 percent this time of year, but that didn’t stop visitors from pouring into one Shasta County resort this summer.

Although Lake Shasta is low, today it sits 30 feet higher than it did last summer and a manager at Bridge Bay Resort says that Lake Shasta has benefitted from the even worse conditions at other California lakes.

Bridge Bay says they rented out 60 houseboats on Labor Day, compared to 30 the years before, and despite the low lake levels, visitors were quick to say they’d be back for more next summer.

Even though summer is over, the lake will still see some activity heading into October and November when bass and trout fishing season begins.


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