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.
- 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.
- Water Regulators Considering Whether To Lift California Water Restrictions - Water regulators in California will consider Wednesday whether to extend conservation measures prompted by the lengthy drought - even though the state has seen one of its wettest winters in years.
- Sierra Snowpack Measures Heaviest In 22 Years - The state's snowpack measured Thursday at a drought-busting 173 percent of average in the Sierra Nevada -- the highest measurement of its kind since 1995.
- Soggy January Hasn’t Solved California’s Groundwater Problems In Drought - Water experts say what's happening above ground does not provide a full water picture. California's underground supplies remain far below normal.
- California Water Officials Warn To Wait Before Declaring End Of Drought - The agency wants the restrictions to stay in place until at least the end of the rain season, when official snowpack numbers will say how much water the region has for use and storage.