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Sheriff’s Office Reminds Eagle Lake Boaters to Stay Safe this Summer

Summer has arrived and fishing season is underway at Eagle Lake with a significant number of boaters and fishermen taking advantage of this world class fishery.

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office is warning folks that, after a dry winter, the water level at the lake is extremely low.

“As a natural lake, there are a number of hazards throughout Eagle Lake,” explains Sheriff Dean Growdon. “Many hazards are not mapped or identified by buoys or any type of hazard marker.”

“There are places hundreds of feet from any shoreline where it appears boaters are out in the ‘middle’ of the lake. In some of those areas the water is extremely shallow and hazards are just below the surface.”

With low lake levels and limited boat launches, Growdon expects that boaters will experience more congestion and delays when launching boats this summer.

“Please be patient and courteous with marina staff, as well as other anglers and boaters.”

The Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Unit will be actively patrolling Eagle Lake and other waters in Lassen County. For emergencies on the water, boaters should call 911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (530)257-6121.

The ‘ABC’s of Boating’, a handbook of boating rules, is available from most boating shops. Boaters can go to the California Division of Boating and Waterways website at www.dbw.ca.gov for information on boating safety and the California Boater Card.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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