Lassen National Forest officials recently made the decision to remove the boarding float at the Almanor boat ramp.
The float was removed on September 17th because the cable that guides and anchors it had deteriorated to a condition that was unsafe. It will be replaced once the cable is repaired.
Other repairs to the boat ramp will be performed when the lake is at or near its lowest levels of the year. This will facilitate the installation of additional concrete slabs at the foot of the existing ramp. These slabs will serve to lengthen the ramp and allow for use of the launch at even lower lake levels.
Prior to its removal, the float had been extended to the end of the cable and could not have been extended further, even as lake levels continued to drop.
PG&E has indicated Lake Almanor water levels will drop through the end of October, and possibly further through December. This is dependent on the amount of precipitation the area receives during that time. Based on these predictions, repairs are expected to take place in late October or early November.