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.
- 12,000 New Homes In Folsom Ranch Project Raise Water Supply Worries - About 12,000 homes will be built in a new community south of Highway 50, but neighbors worry the next drought will show a shortfall.
- Mexico, Arizona, Nevada Could See Colorado River Cutback By 2020 - The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released projections showing a 52 percent Lake Mead will fall low enough in 2020 to trigger cutbacks.
- Silicon Valley Water Agency May Help Fund Delta Tunnels - Silicon Valley's largest water district is showing renewed interest in California Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to build two massive tunnels to ferry water to the southern part of the state.
- Water Restrictions Looming Once Again As Dry Winter Continues - The familiar rules may become reality in the state as water officials once again grapple with signs of a new drought. So with such a dry winter, what's in our future?
- Brief Break From Severe Drought Over In Southern California - Millions living in Los Angeles County and two neighboring counties plunged back into the elevated category of drought amid a dry winter.