October 13, 2019:  Wow, what a year it has been.  With all the heavy rains and snow pack, the water stayed very high most of the summer.   It has been at its highest level in 10-20 years throughout the Summer.  Shasta Lake went to the top in early June then started dropping but still very high for October.

This is going to put us in a great position for next year as even a light winter should fill it up again for the 5th year in a row!

Come enjoy real LAKEFRONT at the Shasta Lakeshore Retreat.

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Low (5 years ago)
& High Water (Past 4 Years)


For the fourth year in a row, Shasta Lake has filled to  the top.   Shasta Lake is not only the largest lake in California, it is also the main reservoir for much of the rich crops in the central valley of the state.  As with other reservoirs, the lake level will vary through the year.  Normally the lake is at its lowest level in November before the rains and then increases to its highest level normally by Memorial Day each year after which it slowly drops through the summer/fall/early winter.  Although both our homes are rare lakefront, the distance from the house might go from a stone’s toss to several hundred yards or more.  Fortunately, unlike many homes on inlets of Shasta Lakes, we always have water and water views in front of us even at its lowest levels after four years of drought in 2015.

June 2019 FULL LAKE

FULL...4th Year in a Row