A boom has been staged on the shoreline of Shasta Lake near the Charlie Creek Railroad Trestle near Lakeshore to capture potential debris flows in Shasta Lake resultant of the Delta and Hirz Fires. In the event of a woody debris flow event, employees will attempt to stop debris at the trestle. This action is taken to mitigate boating safety issues during the recreation season and debris impacts at the boat launches. A similar boom will be placed near Dekkas Rock on the McCloud arm of Shasta Lake.
Ultimately, crews intend to capture the debris, then purse and haul it to Gregory beach where it may be gathered as fuel wood with the remainder being piled and prescribed burned. The Forest Service conducted a similar operation, as a result of the Bagley fire, on the McCloud and Squaw Creek arms in 2012.
Crews do not intend to leave the booms up for an extended length of time, however placement of the booms, and length of deployment will depend on storm activity and lake levels. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.