It's not good to brag and we know that. But it is important to share facts and, the fact is, there is still a good amount of water in Clear Lake.
Yes, California is in a drought and it's pretty severe. We've also seen several of the lakes around here where you can stand in the deepest parts and not get your bikini bottoms wet. But our ancient beauty, Clear Lake, is soldiering on with enough water that several local friends have kept their sail boats in the drink and spend quite a bit of time enjoying the Lake.
The County just posted a web cam on the top of Mount Konocti and the post, embedded above from Facebook, is a sweep of the Lake with beautiful views. And water.
Local fishing guide Bob Myskey regularly posts pictures from his guide trips where customers catch plenty of bass. Disney's Watersports reports that lots and lots of their boats are still going out every day (did you know you get a deal on boat rentals as a Featherbed Railroad guest?) and the water's so clear, you can actually see the bottom of the Lake from the end of our pier. It is below average in water level, of course, but it's not parched.
If you'd rather enjoy a cool, deep, lake then nearby Blue Lake also has plenty of water. In fact, Admiral Peter reports a brisk business renting his electric pontoon boats for folks on Blue Lake. These silent, easy-going craft are actually a peaceful way to enjoy the Alpine-looking Blue Lake. There are rope swings and day-use passes at several of the campgrounds there as well.
So if you're thinking you missed out on water-related fun this summer, you haven't. We're here, sitting lakeside, enjoying just another summer for a beautiful lake that's been here for a couple million years.
As we like to say, do you have your reservations yet?
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