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.
- Drought Drawing Rattlesnakes Closer To California Homes - Len Ramirez says his rattlesnake removal business says this is one of the busiest year’s he’s seen in nearly 30 years.
- Woodland Groundwater Hits All-Time Low Amid California Drought - The city’s one and only water source is lower than during the droughts in 1977 and 1992. It’s dropped to 69 feet below sea level.
- Drought Forcing Cutbacks For Farm Workers, Increases In Food Assistance Need - California's drought has not dried up the farms in Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys the way it's destroyed farms south of Merced County. The league of California Cities Latino Caucus executive director said if you travel to Fresno and Tulare counties, it's a very different landscape.
- Farm-To-Fork Festival Will Go On As Planned In Sacramento Despite Drought - Last year’s event drew thousands to the Capitol Mall, and packed Downtown Sacramento with fresh food, from farmers and local restaurants featuring local produce.
- Federal Government Awards Rural Californians $9.7 M In New Drought Aid - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $9.7 million in new drought aid for rural Californians.