Mount Shasta a potentially active volcano at the southern end of the Cascade Range is in Siskiyou County, California. There are seven named glaciers on Mount Shasta, with the four largest (Whitney, Bolam, Hotlum, and Wintun) radiating down from high on the main summit cone to below 10,000 ft (3,000 m) primarily on the north and east sides. The Whitney Glacier is the longest, and the Hotlum is the most voluminous glacier in the state of California. Three of the smaller named glaciers occupy cirques near and above 11,000 ft (3,400 m) on the south and southeast sides, including the Watkins, Konwakiton, and Mud Creek glaciers.
The glaciers feed the towns of Weed to the north, Mt Shasta to the south and McCloud to the southeast with fresh spring water. The springs also contribute to the Shasta River, the McCloud River and the Sacramento River that supports the farmers, cities and ecosystem of the valleys.
1966 City of Weed purchases Beaughan delivery, supply and storage systems, for $150,000 and signs a lease with International Paper Co. for 2.0 cfs for 50 years at $1.00 per year in lieu of fire protection, sewer system, domestic water.