Shasta Lake, CA Currently Sitting at 106% Historical Average Capacity

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Beautiful Shasta Lake. Credit: Facebook

California’s largest reservoir, and third largest body of water, Shasta Lake is currently sitting just above its historical average at 106%. This bodes well for the summer water needs, and also for water-based recreation!

With a capacity of 4,552,000 acre-ft (5.615 km3) at full pool, the lake has an elevation of 1,067 ft (325 m), and a surface area of 30,000 acres (12,000 ha), making it the state’s largest reservoir, and its third-largest body of water after Lake Tahoe and the Salton Sea.

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Current reservoir conditions. Credit: Department of Water Resources

Measured at midnight on March 22nd, these are the most up-to-date stats from the reservoir:

  • Shasta Lake water level: 1040.35 feet elevation (Full lake elevation and dam crest is 1067 feet)
  • Distance from dam crest: 26.65 feet
  • 24 hour change in elevation: up 0.44 feet

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