The high water levels on Shasta Lake are a welcomed sight following years of drought, but with the fast-rising water on the lake comes hazardous debris in unwanted areas.
Shasta Lake’s popular Centimudi Boat Ramp remains closed amidst a large collection of floating wood pieces creating an impenetrable wall to launch boats. The U.S. Forest Service has been continuously attempting to clear out the wood, only to be replaced with more wood day-in and day-out.
A boom was used to clear out much of the debris for the past 2 weeks, but has not been able to successfully clear out the area to enable boat launches.
The lake’s water levels remain astonishingly high as the pool sits at 96 percent full and 116 percent of its historical average. The water levels are positive for the local businesses, but leaves little area for debris to settle on the lake. The settling of the debris at Centimudi is no surprise, considering its proximity to Shasta Dam.
The U.S. Forest Service has provided a list for the public to access other nearby boat launches while Centimudi remains closed:
- Antlers Public Boat Ramp
- Bailey Cove Public Boat Ramp
- Hirz Bay Public Boat Ramp
- Jones Valley Public Boat Ramp
- Packers Bay Public Boat Ramp
- Sugarloaf Public Boat Ramp