Sacramento, California 2021-05-25 01:10:10 –
Lake Oroville (CBS13) —Lake water levels are falling to new lows, just as the boat season begins.
Houseboats are being carried out by a dozen as the owners of large boats on Lake Oroville have been expelled from the water due to drought conditions.
The owners of the houseboats told CBS13 that they had received a letter saying that their boats would be removed no matter what. The lake descends to one of the last slopes of the Bidwell Canyon Marina. Boaters go down to catch up with the water level.
Steve Descente spoke to CBS13 while standing where he said he was underwater just eight months ago.
Due to record low water levels at Lake Oroville, state officials carried 130 large houseboats at risk of damage in shallow waters.According to projected water reserves, Lake Oroville has been set to reach some of the lowest water levels seen in 40 years by October. pic.twitter.com/400UBKR2V8
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“This will probably be the last thing they use until the lake is too low to put the boat in the water,” said Descente.
A total of 130 houseboats from the two marina were taken by a large rig to the parking lot next to the lake, according to the director of public security at Lake Oroville.
Allenlink, owner of the Lake Oroville houseboat, said:
Link’s houseboat wasn’t removed, but he’s working to set up a houseboat homeowner’s association to fight back for others.
“They didn’t have time to plan or arrange anything,” he said.
Lake Oroville officials said the boat was removed because it was in shallow water and could be damaged if the lake’s water level continued to drop.
One boat owner, CBS13, said houseboaters could choose to take the boat home or pay the state rent to use the parking lot.
By October, Lake Oroville is set to reach some of the lowest water levels seen in 40 years, according to projected water reserves.
“Even two years ago, we had a complete lake,” Link said.
Previously, houseboats were being removed from Lake Oroville, including during the drought six years ago. Owners also lost access during the campfire and when the COVID-19 restrictions were fully enforced.
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