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.
- Gov. Brown Signs Bill Authorizing $1 Billion In Drought-Related Spending - Gov. Jerry Brown has approved a plan injecting $1 billion of water spending into California as it grapples with a historic drought.
- $1B Water Spending Bill Heads To Governor - A $1 billion water spending plan for drought-stricken California is heading to Gov. Jerry Brown.
- Farmers May Sell Water Meant For Growing Crops During California’s Drought - Canals are currently dry, but Central Valley farmers will start pumping in water soon. But not everyone will need it, as some annual crops can survive a year without water. Others, including almond orchards and vineyards can’t.
- State Lawmakers Vote To Speed Up Water Projects Meant To Bring Relief, Fund Infrastructure Projects - California lawmakers are considering a plan to speed up more than $1 billion in water spending as the drought persists.
- Lake Tulloch Residents Worried Feds’ Water Releases Will Harm Reservoir - The level in the lake is currently where it should be this time of year, but water levels in the river below the dam are low. The river is home to the endangered steelhead trout, and the federal government wants to save the fish before the water gets too warm for it to live.