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.
- New California Drought Water Restriction Proposal Bases Cuts On Summer Months - The new rules will now be based on the months of July, August and September, a dry time of the year when most outdoor watering happens. The number of tiers has doubled to eight, ranging anywhere from 8 percent to 36 percent in cuts.
- Low Yuba County Water Levels Have Cal Fire Preparing For Worst In California Drought - The lake that feeds into the Yuba River is 16 feet lower than it was last year, meaning fire crews will likely have to go further to get the water they need.
- Water Districts Provide Free Advice, Help Finding Water Leaks During California Drought - Just about every water district in the area does this service. Not all experts will actually go inside the home to assess things, but they do that in Carmichael.
- California Governor Meets With Business Leaders Ahead Of Water Control Board Cuts - Business leaders are concerned the emergency water cuts meant to have the state meet Brown’s mandatory 25 percent reduction could hurt their bottom line.
- California Water Board Doesn’t Track How Much Water Bottling Plants Use - One of the largest water bottling and snack producers in the country is under fire again in California as Nestle Waters using an expired permit to pump water for its water bottles.