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KnoxX2
03-29-2014, 12:41 PM
I went up to the lake yesterday and took a few PIC's of the water level! Things seem to be getting better but we still have a long way to go. Shasta is still a little over 100' down from full pool! These were taken from the store at Bridge Bay.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/30/7ema3u7a.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/30/nyde2uhy.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/30/y4e2etyz.jpg


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Blmeanie
03-29-2014, 12:55 PM
When was it last at full pool? 100' more in your pictures would cover most everything visible except some of the distant hills.

KnoxX2
03-29-2014, 01:15 PM
As far as I can tell last time it was full was 2011. This is from http://www.shastalake.com/shastalake/


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KnoxX2
03-29-2014, 01:18 PM
They use sea level elevation to determine the distance from full. The spillway sits at 1067' sea level and the lake is currently at 963.8' sea level


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BrooksfamX2
03-29-2014, 03:21 PM
It was at full pool a few years ago. The tree line is full pool and the water is 100' elevation below it.

We need about 50-60 more feet before Antlers Marina will be wet. Its still a couple of miles down river at Sugarloaf. We camp at Antlers RV and having the marina miles away doesn't work well for us.

Come on rain..........

KnoxX2
03-29-2014, 05:07 PM
More rain coming.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/30/zyry8ydy.jpg


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Rockman
03-29-2014, 06:48 PM
What caused this? lack of rain or was there a major project going on where it had to be drained?

KnoxX2
03-29-2014, 08:15 PM
No Lake Shasta is the head of the Sacramento River which feed farm land in the Bally among other things. It is one of the main sources of water for Ca. It is very easy for this lake to flux 50' in a year but the drought out here this year has been bad


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BrooksfamX2
03-30-2014, 09:12 PM
What caused this? lack of rain or was there a major project going on where it had to be drained?

Lack of rain. Lower than normal rainfall the last few years. Last year it was down about 50' feet and dropping in June. Snowpack runoff helps keep the level from dropping faster in the summer. Little snow pack this year also. The lake usually drops 6"/day in June and 12"/day in July-September.

ttu
03-30-2014, 09:20 PM
Lack of rain. Lower than normal rainfall the last few years. Last year it was down about 50' feet and dropping in June. Snowpack runoff helps keep the level from dropping faster in the summer. Little snow pack this year also. The lake usually drops 6"/day in June and 12"/day in July-September.

did you have bad snow fall this year? I had seen a few weeks ago that Tahoe was really low but thought they had some big dumps? was surprised since Colorado has had above snowfall this year. heading to winter park on Tuesday for real spring skiing.