August 28, 2020:   The lake as of late August 2020 is 85′ from the full level.   At this level there are no issues other than the walk to the water from all 3 of our homes is a little longer.  We still have out floating island, kayaks and paddle boards down by the water.  Sugarloaf Marina Remains open through at least September and they say if enough business they will go into October.  Although the one boat ramp at the marina closes at 60′ down, the other Sugarloaf boat ramp (1/3 of a miles from our homes) will remain open.  This boat ramp closes at about 150′ down from the top.  The water level is not expected to get that low this year.  Please note that even at 150′ down, there is plenty of water in Shasta….no problem.

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Shasta has filled to close to the top 4 of the 5 pst years.   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 all three 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 4 of 5 last years.


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