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.
- 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.
- With Drought Emergency Over, California Water Districts Worry New Rules May Be Too Restrictive - Wasteful watering is still banned, but mandatory conservation is no longer in effect. Instead, it's been replaced with a new statewide water-efficiency plan.
- Manual Sierra Snowpack Measurement Comes In At 183% Of Average - California water managers say the Sierra Nevada's most robust springtime snowpack in years could trigger flooding as it melts.
- Areas Of San Joaquin Valley Sink Further In 2016, Officials Blame Groundwater Pumping - Radar satellite maps created by NASA show land continues to sink rapidly in certain areas of the San Joaquin Valley, putting state and federal aqueducts and flood control structures at risk of damage.