Folsom Lake Levels
During California’s worst drought in decades, Folsom Lake has become more desert-like. Levels are still trailing normal years by a significant margin.
Below is a chart showing lake levels since 1989. The sliders allow you to adjust the time frame you’re looking at and the elevation of the lake. Once you set a range, you can pick out a year to spotlight.
Hovering over chart will show you Folsom Lake’s levels on individual days.
Be sure to visit our drought page for the latest on this slow-moving disaster.
- California Water Officials Warn To Wait Before Declaring End Of Drought - The agency wants the restrictions to stay in place until at least the end of the rain season, when official snowpack numbers will say how much water the region has for use and storage.
- Copious Amounts Of Rain Not Enough To End California’s Drought - The record rainfall and heavy snow has been good, but not good enough. California is still operating under emergency drought conditions. That means residents are still expected to conserve.
- California Drenched With Rain, Receives Nearly 3 Feet Of Snow - A late fall storm drenched California with rain and dumped nearly three feet of snow to help bolster the vital Sierra Nevada snowpack but also triggered mud flows, flooded roads and traffic snarls as it tapered off early Friday.
- Third Year’s The Charm As California Salmon Avoid Catastrophe, For Now - The number of juvenile winter-run Chinook salmon spawning on the Sacramento River in Northern California and swimming out to sea has doubled from 2015, and it's significantly up from the prior year, officials said.
- California Drought Puts Renewed Focus On Dry Grape Growing For Wineries - California’s drought is forcing farmers across the state to squeeze the most out of every last drop of water, but what if it was possible to grow a bountiful crop with no water at all?