Lake Shasta is fuller that it’s been in years, and that brings a whole new set of hazards for boaters. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit has observed a huge amount of wood debris on the surface of the lake, and newly concealed hazards just beneath the surface. Even in the open channels there are large logs that are hard to see until it’s too late. Hitting large debris can damage boats and the impact can throw passengers into the water. Wearing life vests is strongly advised for everyone. A life jacket is required for each person aboard. Children under 13-years-old always need to wear a life jacket unless the boat is anchored or moored, or if the child is inside a cabin. Lots of boating safety information is available online at dbw.ca.gov.