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.
- Water Rates Rise As California Cities Lose Money In Drought - Millions of Californians expecting relief on their water bills for taking conservation measures instead are finding higher rates and drought surcharges.
- After Meeting Drought Goal, Folsom Turns Water Back On At Splash Parks - Folsom Mayor Andy Morin says the water is back by popular demand, and because the city exceeded its 32 percent state water conservation target, thanks to a lot of help from mindful residents.
- Drought Desperation Reaches Expensive New Level As Canal Flow Will Be Reversed - The expensive emergency project is meant to keep water districts from going completely dry and farmers from going under.
- Why Are Street Sweepers Still Using Water In California Drought? - It’s the same reason you see crews spraying down construction sites—they have to keep the air as clean as possible.
- Experts: Illegal Pot Farms In California Threatening Salmon Fisheries - A state legislative committee will look at the impact of the drought and water use by illegal marijuana cultivators on North Coast fisheries at a hearing in Sacramento.