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.
- Fort Bragg Orders Eateries To Use Paper Plates, Paper Cups To Save Water - A Northern California city has ordered restaurants to cut back on dishwashing by using disposable plates and cups as a way to save water amid the state's fourth year of drought.
- Water Officials To Announce California Hits Drought Goal For Third Consecutive Month - Max Gomberg, a senior climate scientist for the board, declined to provide specific figures ahead of the announcement but said he expects the results to meet the 25 percent savings goal set by Gov. Jerry Brown.
- Slow Sewage A Smelly Side Effect Of California’s Drought - Californians have been told to use less, and we’ve listened. But with less water going down the drain, it seems to be wreaking havoc on the sewer lines.
- ‘Mother Goose’ Working To Save Vacaville Birds From California Drought - One by one, more than 100 geese greet Marcy Gamba every day for some dinner and an evening dip at Lagoon Valley Park.
- El Dorado Hills Man Says California Won’t Let Him Save Fish From Drought-Starved Lake - An El Dorado Hills man’s effort to save fish from the shrinking Bass Lake is being rejected by the state of California.