Redding is blessed by an abundance of fresh water.
“Freshwater makes up a very small fraction of all water on the planet. While nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based. Even then, just 1 percent of our freshwater is easily accessible, with much of it trapped in glaciers and snowfields.” National Geographic
The floodgates of Shasta Dam are not often opened. Check it out, while you can. It’s ReallyRedding.