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February 18, 2016

By shastalake27845953, Feb 18 2016 07:57PM

During the midst of our recent storm, we have the kick off of the Fishing League Worldwide Tournament this morning. Follow this link to find out more about the event and updates on the leader board: http://www.flwfishing.com/tournaments/2016-02-18-shasta-lake

After several weeks of sun and high temperatures, we settled back down into a little wet weather which started yesterday. At our location on the McCloud we had just shy of 1" of rain since it started yesterday. Currently it is 44 degrees and we are having some strong gusts of wind with white caps in the main channel.

It looks as if this sporadic rain will stay with us over the next several weeks. Bouncing from sunny weather to rain.

Fortunately we are getting close to surpassing last year's "high" lake level of 71.96' (04/15/2015 & 04/16/2015). With this recent storm, I suspect we should pass that by early next week. Which puts us a whole 2 months ahead of last years level with plenty of the rainy season left!

We have already overtaken the year-to-date lake level from last year.

Good luck anglers!!!

Lake Level Report (02/18/2016 at 07:00)

Lake Elevation: 988.68' (78.32' below full pool)

Lake Elevation (2015): 986.02' (80.98' below full pool)

Storage: 2,589,514 af (estimated)

Storage (2015): 2,535,448 af

Outflow: 2,110 cfs

Inflow: 17,186 cfs

Precipitation (24 hr @ dam): 0.00"

Precipitation (Season @ dam): 39.81"

Precipitation (2015 Season @ dam): 44.50"

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