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Bouys Mark Shallow Water on Clear Lake

LAKE COUNTY, CA — Although Clear Lake has more water than many lakes and reservoirs in the state, it is experiencing lower than usual water levels due to the drought.  These levels may impact your ability to safely navigate boats in certain areas of the lake.

To promote safe boating conditions in Clear Lake, the Lake County Department of Water Resources recently placed white warning buoys along the shore near Rodman Slough to mark shallow areas of water that boaters should avoid. 

The California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW) suggests adjusting your boating activities this year because of the drought conditions.  The DBW also advises that all boaters keep a proper lookout for trees, snags, sandbars, etc., and to remember that areas that were easily boated a year ago may be hazardous this year due to water levels.