Lake Shasta Approaches Full Pool for the First Time in Nearly Two Years

Shasta Lake is currently approaching full pool levels, a milestone that hasn’t been achieved in nearly two years. This news comes as a relief to residents and officials alike, as the lake is a vital source of water and recreation for the region.

According to the United States Bureau of Reclamation, the lake was at 97% capacity as of April 27, 2023, with the water level at 1,073 feet above sea level. The last time the lake was at full capacity was in June 2021, after a wet winter season. Since then, the lake levels have steadily declined, with the 2021-2022 winter season being one of the driest on record.

The recent increase in water levels is due to the above-average rainfall and snowpack in the Shasta Dam watershed, which feeds the lake. The barrage atmospheric river events have also contributed to the rising water levels, with some areas of the watershed receiving more than 10 inches of precipitation over the past month.

The increased water levels in Shasta Lake are a welcome sight for the region, which has been dealing with a severe drought for several years. The lake is a primary source of water for agriculture, urban, and environmental needs in the Sacramento River Basin, which is home to more than 6 million people and over 2 million acres of farmland. The lake also provides hydroelectric power to the region, generating enough electricity to power over 600,000 homes annually.

The rising water levels in Shasta Lake have also brought a renewed interest in recreational activities in the area. The lake is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and water sports, and the full pool levels will provide more opportunities for these activities. The increased water levels also mean that more boat ramps and marinas will be accessible, allowing for easier access to the lake.

While the rising water levels in Shasta Lake are a welcome sight, officials are still urging caution when it comes to water usage. The region is still in a drought, and it is important for residents to continue to conserve water. The increased water levels could also lead to potential flooding in downstream areas, and officials are closely monitoring the situation.

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  1. What about Whiskey Town Lake on the Carr Dam, Lake Brittan, Lake Medocino and Keswick dam? What are the water levels there? There is also Clear lake

  2. As Shasta Lake is a proper name given by congress most people prefer to call it such. You don’t call Trinity Lake (lake trinity) or Whiskeytown (lake whiskeytown).
    What gives? Proper English matters!

  3. Check your data. Shasta Lake hasn’t been this full since 2019. 2020-2021-2022 were drought years with some of the lowest precipitation recorded.

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