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Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       02-13-2010, 12:21 PM Reply   
Check out my chart... I update it every day in anticipation of our trip on late July.

The water level is only 59' below the dam right now, and it's only mid-February!

Look at how this year (green line) is shaping up vs. 2009 (red line) and 2008 (blue line).



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Old    Sparky Jay (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       02-13-2010, 1:06 PM Reply   
Thats great. Missed our annual trip to Shasta the last two years because of low water levels. This year is looking good but I may go a little earlier, like mid-June maybe.
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       02-13-2010, 3:19 PM Reply   
Sparky... I went in late June last year. The water was 60' below the dam (exactly where it is today) and about 80 degrees. Air temp was low 90's.

IMO, June is perfect! It's less crowded, the water level is higher, the water temp is good, and air temp is still reasonable.
Old    Rich (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-13-2010, 5:40 PM Reply   
Hopefully the storms keep coming. Doesn't look like any due through next weekend. Strong start but we need a strong middle and end also to fill all the reservoirs up.
Old    Peter T (deltawake)      Join Date: Sep 2004       02-13-2010, 6:21 PM Reply   
"Missed our annual trip to Shasta the last two years because of low water levels." ????
We go to Shasta in August every year. At 130 feet down, it's still a huge lake. Once you're on the water you don't notice the water level too much. You do notice that there are fewer people and better wakeboarding though! It's nice not to have to fight for the good water.
Old    Sparky Jay (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       02-13-2010, 7:16 PM Reply   
^^^ Thats all great exept when you're shore camping, and the hike to the campground is a ten to fifteen minute hike! I like to go in early July so the possibility of thunder storms is gone but probably going to go a little earlier this time.

(Message edited by wake_upppp on February 13, 2010)
Old    murrayair            02-13-2010, 8:15 PM Reply   
Sparky- I second that. Hiking 200 yards up a fairly steep bank while hauling tents, coolers, etc. is exhausting. Nothing like camping at Shasta, though.
Old    Tony (supraride)      Join Date: Jun 2007       02-14-2010, 12:32 AM Reply   
DBC, This is awesome. Keep it up. I am going to shasta on the fourth of july and this info is great. Thanks
Old    Micah Hayhurst (malibu_guy)      Join Date: Mar 2008       02-18-2010, 4:37 PM Reply   
Oh how I can't wait for July Houseboat trip!
Old    Tony (supraride)      Join Date: Jun 2007       02-24-2010, 5:25 PM Reply   
DBC, Any updates on your little green line?
Old    Sparky Jay (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       02-24-2010, 6:41 PM Reply   
Only 50 feet down now!
Old    Rich (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-24-2010, 7:09 PM Reply   
you mean 49' Nice to see it filling. Still need some other lakes to fill. Still need lots more rain and snow so we all have a good summer.
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       02-25-2010, 10:11 AM Reply   
48' below the dam as of 2/24/10. The rate of increase has slowed recently. In January we averaged 1.4' a day. February has been 1.2' day, but only 0.6' over the last week.

WE NEED MORE RAIN! I'm afraid it will stall out at about 30' below the dam. They will likely start to drain it early June.

I guess the good news is that the lake is more full today than it's highest point in either 2008 or 2009. And we still have three months before they start to let the water out.

Here is the updated chart...

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(Message edited by ixfe on February 25, 2010)
Old    Micah Hayhurst (malibu_guy)      Join Date: Mar 2008       02-25-2010, 10:40 AM Reply   
Good guess on the 30ft below the dam. I have a bet that the water will peak 27 feet below the dam. Free tank of gas if I win!
Old    Sparky Jay (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       02-25-2010, 12:01 PM Reply   
I hope those numbers come true. That'll get me there in late June fo sho!
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-25-2010, 1:33 PM Reply   
Pic I took Sunday from Bridge Bay. Taken with my phone so not the best.

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Old    Tyler (lseghatch)      Join Date: Aug 2005       02-25-2010, 1:38 PM Reply   
That's where i need to be
Old    Micah Hayhurst (malibu_guy)      Join Date: Mar 2008       02-25-2010, 1:42 PM Reply   
Indeed Tyler! My fav. place!
Old    kyle (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       02-25-2010, 4:19 PM Reply   
Probably one of the most beautiful looking places in the world. I would love to ride there. One day...one day
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       02-25-2010, 4:48 PM Reply   
About time someone puts up a pic. Looking good !
Old    Tony (supraride)      Join Date: Jun 2007       03-02-2010, 6:08 PM Reply   
Wow the lake looks great. I cant wait to go there. I think thats our houseboat on the left at the bottom of the pic. Its hard to tell from so far away buy thats our dock I think.
Old    Rich (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       03-04-2010, 9:10 PM Reply   
Less than 40' to go!
Old    Scott (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       03-04-2010, 9:41 PM Reply   
mmmm...delicious! Keep the pics coming please!
Old    Randy Scagliotti (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       03-04-2010, 9:50 PM Reply   
Nice!! Shasta is the best, keep the updates coming.
Old    Randy Scagliotti (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       03-04-2010, 9:53 PM Reply   
This is from 2006, last time it was full.
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Old    Sparky Jay (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-04-2010, 10:49 PM Reply   
Only 39 1/2 feet down now!
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       03-07-2010, 8:17 PM Reply   
It's been a while since I posted up a chart. Only 36' below the dam!

Here are some daily averages as well.
  • Average daily 1/1/08 - 3/6/08: 9.7 inches
  • Average daily 1/1/09 - 3/6/09: 11.5 inches
  • Average daily 1/1/10 - 3/6/10: 16.0 inches

Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-18-2010, 11:41 AM Reply   
Lake is now under 30'. Been in the high 70's here all week so no rain but another storm or two would sure make it even better.
Old    Micah Hayhurst (malibu_guy)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-18-2010, 2:05 PM Reply   
Keep on filling baby!
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-18-2010, 5:46 PM Reply   
once the snowpack starts to melt it will rise more. it's lookin good at -30'!!!!
Old    Rich (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       03-29-2010, 6:16 PM Reply   
26 feet
Old    calix2rider (dmontandon)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-31-2010, 2:08 PM Reply   
Yeah I can't wait, this pic was from Aug 06... We'll be going back for sure this year!
Old    Tony (supraride)      Join Date: Jun 2007       03-31-2010, 6:24 PM Reply   
It must be raining there today and more water has to be filling it up even farther. any updates with that chart. I cant wait for the fourth of july. It should be epic this year.
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       04-01-2010, 12:58 AM Reply   
Tony,

Your wish is my command! The lake is just 25' below the dam!

Old    Tony (supraride)      Join Date: Jun 2007       04-01-2010, 8:41 AM Reply   
DBC, Wow thanks thats awesome. Can I get you to talk to my wife and kids for me? haha. Anyway 25' and rising looks like it is gonna be a great year for shasta.
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-02-2010, 3:46 PM Reply   
Yeah its been raining steady here all day and no sign of slowing up.
Old    Pete Mann (juiced4ever)      Join Date: Oct 2005       04-02-2010, 4:27 PM Reply   
Drove past Shasta yesterday on my way up to Washington, and in all honesty that is the fullest I have seen it in four years. Fired up! When I did this same drive 6 months ago there was not even water in the northern parts of the lake. I will try and get a pic on my way back down on the 20th.
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       04-03-2010, 1:59 AM Reply   
Pete, I drove by on our way back from Socal spring break this past Sunday. At 25' below the dam the lake look damn near full... very little exposed shoreline.

This pic was taken yesterday (not mine).

Old    Don Christman (ktm525)      Join Date: Mar 2009       04-03-2010, 6:17 AM Reply   
I have never been to Shasta before. We are planning a mid summer trip for 4 days up there. Where should I go? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Again
Don.
Old    Kyle Marriott (kyle_m)      Join Date: Aug 2007       04-03-2010, 10:36 AM Reply   
don make sure you plan a day trip to whiskeytown, its a beautiful crystal clear lake there you could camp right on the water for a night as well, imo its one of the secrets of redding the only problem with whiskeytown though is that it is prone to wind. Shasta is epic as well but its also huge and takes a while to get places.
Old    Taylor Jensen (wakeboardertj)      Join Date: May 2005       04-03-2010, 6:29 PM Reply   
Like you said, Whiskeytown can get blown out in a hurry, and its like 10 degrees colder, but on a good day that place is great.
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-05-2010, 12:15 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by ktm525 View Post
I have never been to Shasta before. We are planning a mid summer trip for 4 days up there. Where should I go? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Again
Don.
Don, what are you guys planning to do? RV, tent? Or would you rather stay in a cabin or hotel?

Whiskytown is great but you'll have a hard time getting a spot on the water this late. They're usually all booked up by now. Also it sucks for boarding 90% of the time. Just a bunch of tubers and sail boats.
Old    Don Christman (ktm525)      Join Date: Mar 2009       04-05-2010, 4:47 PM Reply   
I've been to Whiskeytown, and I know it gets blow out a lot. I haven't decided on what we are going to do. We had a couple bail on us, so doing the houseboat thing is out. Now I am looking at an RV. If we do that we can hit a couple of lakes(Shasta/Bullards). Any opions what would be best. There are 5 of us going(me/wife, 2 kids and my nephew).
Thanks for any ideas.
Don
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-05-2010, 5:24 PM Reply   
Best camping on the lake campground wise is defiantely Antlers. Holliday Harbor is pretty nice but not alot of spots there. Shore camping would be Jones Valley inlet or Gregory Beach if your gonna do an RV.

Heres a link to Antlers
http://www.antlersrvpark.com/
Old    Sparky Jay (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       04-05-2010, 5:49 PM Reply   
So stoked its going to be full this year. Missed last two years due to low water. And actually the best shore camping in my eyes is on the McLoud Arm, but Id have tro kill you if I told you why its so good or where its at...
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-05-2010, 6:15 PM Reply   
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So stoked its going to be full this year. Missed last two years due to low water. And actually the best shore camping in my eyes is on the McLoud Arm, but Id have tro kill you if I told you why its so good or where its at...
HAHAH Yeah im pretty sure I know where your talking about. I actually forgot about it because the waters been down for so long and its no good up there unless the lake is full.
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-07-2010, 2:33 PM Reply   
Freind of mine drove out to the lake last week and got some pics. Im planning on going Saturday, i'll try and get some more pics if anyones interested.

Pit River Bridge


Lakehead Bridge looking towards Antlers


Bottom of the Lakehead public ramp
Old    Taylor Jensen (wakeboardertj)      Join Date: May 2005       04-07-2010, 2:50 PM Reply   
Stoked! Although i only make it to Shasta once a year its nice to see that lake filled up!
Old    Tony (supraride)      Join Date: Jun 2007       04-07-2010, 8:24 PM Reply   
Byron, Keep the pics coming. Can you get one at Bridge Bay? The lake looks great. Thanks for the shots.
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-08-2010, 2:35 PM Reply   
Yeah we're going out this weekend and prolly launch at bridge bay so i'll try and get a few shots from the water.
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-08-2010, 2:55 PM Reply   
Oh also anyone whos on facebook and wants to add them Shasta Lake has a cool page with photos and updates.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref...1804440?ref=nf
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       04-08-2010, 4:57 PM Reply   
Just got done shooting Mike Schwenne, Mikey Ennen, And Brodie Chaboya on Shasta and it was FULL! Well Almost full like 20 feet to go!
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       04-09-2010, 1:12 PM Reply   
Water is looking good!
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Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       04-13-2010, 10:15 PM Reply   
Guess what...? Only 17 feet to go!

Also, we got 15 inches yesterday (4/12)... the biggest day in over a month... by a long shot!

Old    Tony (supraride)      Join Date: Jun 2007       04-14-2010, 7:23 PM Reply   
I love that chart. Riley is that looking up towards the sac arm? Thanks for the pics and chart guys.
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-14-2010, 7:42 PM Reply   
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I love that chart. Riley is that looking up towards the sac arm? Thanks for the pics and chart guys.
Hopefully he answers but im pretty sure thats the gap going through to the Sac and Packers is just to the right out of the pic?

Oh and the lakes at 15.7' from the top. Just finally stopped raining here an hour or so ago.

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Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       04-19-2010, 9:26 AM Reply   
Just 11 feet from the top!!

Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       04-19-2010, 10:03 AM Reply   
Honestly I don't know Shasta well enough to tell you, We put in at Bridge Bay and went leftish
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       04-19-2010, 10:04 AM Reply   
Check out a high res pic http://mikeennenwakeboarding.tumblr....mb-sports-21ft
Old    Hate2party (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       04-19-2010, 11:37 AM Reply   
WOW, you wouldn't care to elaborate on the ballast setup in that boat would you? I can't wait to see the rest of the pics Riley. Shasta trip this summer, Hmm? I have never been and would love to go.
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       04-19-2010, 12:25 PM Reply   
Yeah I believe there is a Shasta trip in the works for our crew, sounds like we will be heading out of Silverthorn resort.. I don't know how much Ballast Mikey was using I know he weights his boat down with lead and ballast but he didn't have his lead in that day as his boat was brand new from the factory and he was on his way back home.
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-21-2010, 2:42 PM Reply   
Crappy phone pic but its from today at lunch. Centimudi launch ramp, thats the damn off to the left. Only 9' more to go.

Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       05-02-2010, 9:12 PM Reply   
Just 5 feet to go! Based on the pics I'm seeing, it's FULL.



April 29


May 2nd
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-03-2010, 7:24 AM Reply   
Pics from yesterday. Its definately full and COLD, water temp still in the high 50's on the pit arm.



Old    WakeViolater (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       05-03-2010, 10:34 AM Reply   
5 feet from the top!
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-03-2010, 2:45 PM Reply   
Dont know if I posted it or not but Shasta Lake has a facebook page with info and great photos ect......

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=...e/273241804440
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       05-09-2010, 8:24 PM Reply   

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