Category Archives: Shasta Lake

High water release at Shasta Dam

A series of views of the Shasta Dam spillway running at high water release I captured on Feb 12 2017. This water flows into the Sacramento River. I believe the flow was around 70,000 cubic feet per second at this … Continue reading

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Miracle March

After 4 years of drought, seeing the lake fill quickly was miraculous indeed. Should be a great year for lake fans. Abundant water. That’s Really Redding.

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Starry skies over Silverthorn Houseboat

Love this photo by Tommy Higgins as seen on Facebook. Nice work! Silverthorn Resort posted it. Click to slightly enlarge. The houseboat scene on Lake Shasta is just one of the things that makes our region so special. Warm summer nights … Continue reading

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Shasta Lakers spell out a human 75 to commemorate Dam

Here’s a video of local volunteers in yellow t-shirts spelling out “75” from atop Shasta Dam to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the structure. It seems a good time was had by all. If you’re curious to see what it … Continue reading

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Images of 75 year old Shasta Dam lit by Harvest Moon

Strolled about Shasta Dam with a few others yesterday evening, and took these interesting images illuminated by the light of the Harvest Moon. It’s an engineering marvel, but I also really admire the ’40s design aesthetic of the dam. It’s … Continue reading

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