Dropping water levels on Shasta Lake have prompted the Boating Safety Unit of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office to order some restrictions on the lake.The restrictions are based on safety concerns that have presented themselves during previous years with low water levels. Current lake levels are quickly approaching the 70-feet down threshold for restrictions to kick in.
On the Sacramento Arm, “No Ski” buoys are being placed at the entrance to the Salt Creek inlet. The inlet is closed to skiing when water levels reach 70’-80’ down.
That is the only restriction taking place immediately, with the following restrictions going into affect when water drops to the 90 to 100 feet down level, approximately the middle of August.
When water levels drop another 20 or 30 feet the entire north end of the Sacramento Arm will be closed to all towing activities. This will affect the Gooseneck Cove and Little Sugarloaf Creek and will be marked by No Ski buoys
Also expect speed restrictions on the north end of the Sacramento Arm. A 5 MPH buoy will go up just south of Antlers Marina when the water level drops to 90 to 100 feet down.
On the McCloud River Arm, skiing will be prohibited north of Dekkas Rock. When this restriction goes into affect it will be marked by a pair of No Ski buoys.
On the Squaw Creek Arm speed will be restricted to 5 miles per hour above Chain Gang Gulch and will be marked by a 5 MPH buoy.