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.
- Lake Tahoe Level Falls To 5-Year Low - The lingering drought has drained Lake Tahoe below its natural rim for the first time in 5 years, cutting off the flow of the Truckee River.
- Forecasters: Winter Rain Will Not Be Enough To End Drought - Parts of California could receive above-average rain and snow this winter but not enough to end the ongoing drought, federal forecasters said Thursday.
- California Water Use Drops 11.5 Percent In August - State officials on Tuesday reported the largest monthly decline in water use this year as the severity of California's drought hits home, with community wells running dry, farm fields turning to dust and once massive reservoirs becoming vast mudflats.
- Massive Tree Falling In Downtown Sacramento Prompts Concerns Drought May Have Played Role - A new Mazda was crushed by the 100-foot pine tree that crews spent hours removing. The owner of the car, a local 911 operator, was at work at the time and not in the car.
- California Drought Causing Pumpkins To Ripen Early, Shortens World’s Largest Corn Maze - Cooley doesn’t expect the drought to dwindle his Halloween business this season, but the future of Cool Patch Pumpkins all depends on the weather.