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.
- Sutter County Prune Crop, Devastated In Last Season’s Storms, Making Comeback - Wet weather at the wrong time devastated the prune crop in Sutter County last year.
- Proposal Would Commit California To Acting On Shrinking Lake - Five months after California outlined a $383 million plan to slow the shrinking of the state's largest lake, agencies will try to make sure officials honor the commitment, according to a report.
- Sacramento City Council Votes To Continue Watering Restrictions - The Sacramento city council has decided to continue conservation efforts by cutting back on residents' water use.
- For Some Californians, Effects Of Punishing Drought Not Over - Despite record rain and snow, California's drought emergency has not ended for thousands of people in four rural counties.
- Governor Brown Declares Historic Drought Over - Thirsty California lawns faded to brown from a lack of water in four extraordinarily dry years have revived to bright green in neighborhoods across the state.