The Pit River Tribe is a federally recognized tribe of eleven bands of indigenous peoples of California. They primarily live along the Pit River in the northeast corner of California. Their name also is spelled as ” Pitt River ” in some historical records.
The main stem of the Pit River is 207 miles (333 km) long, and some water in the system flows 265 miles (426 km) to the Sacramento River measuring from the Pit River’s longest source.
|• elevation||4,350 ft (1,330 m)|
|• location||Shasta Lake, Shasta County|
The maximum depth is 517 feet (158 m). The lake has four major arms, each created by an approaching river: the Sacramento River, the McCloud River, Squaw Creek, and the Pit River.
Landslides flowing into a reservoir are also a source of potential dam failure or overtopping. Failure of Shasta Dam would result in the inundation of most of Redding within less than an hour of failure. Within two hours, all of Anderson and much of the Sacramento River Valley downstream of Redding would be inundated.
Largest lakes In terms of volume, the largest lake on the list is Lake Tahoe, located on the California–Nevada border. It holds roughly 36 cubic miles (150 km3) of water. It is also the largest freshwater lake by area, at 191 sq mi (490 km2), and the deepest lake, with a maximum depth of 1,645 feet (501 m).
Swimming: There are no developed swimming areas at Lake Shasta, but you can swim from the shore or your boat. Water skiing: Water skiing is popular everywhere on the lake, especially on the Sacramento Arm and in the Jones Valley area.