Lake Siskiyou in Mount Shasta almost full again

Lake Siskiyou in Mount Shasta almost full again

Since running out to its lowest point in almost twenty years previous month, Lake Siskiyou is again almost full. Still, without continuing rain, the water level of the lake could get low once again, stated Randy Akana, the Siskiyou County General Services Manager.

Citing the recent rainfall and the lake’s sudden filling, last week, Akana said that the water is almost to the spillway. It is amazing. Since there is barely any show on the ground, the rain saturated the earth quickly and mush of the rain went to the affluents of Lake Siskiyou.

Randy Akana added that the lake rose rapidly, and discharge had to be lined up at the Box Canyon Dam in response. The historic low of the lake was in the year 1995, when the water level was down twenty five feet from the spillway. On 8th February, the water was down to 18.85 feet, stated Akana. Previous week, it was just a few inches below the spill way.

Since, there is not as much snowpack as usual Akana thinks that the full lake might be short lived since there would not be any runoff when the weather gets warm. In order to shield downstream habitats in Upper Sacramento River, the Box Canyon Dam is required by Fish and Wildlife to expel at least forty cubic feet of water each second, whether the lake is low or full. Randy Akana told that if they see rain on a periodic basis, the lake’s level be okay. Now, everything is up to Mother Nature.