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.
- Feds Cutting Folsom Lake Water Flows In Half As It Nears ‘Dead Pool’ Level - The lake has long stood as one of the most troubling symbols of California’s four-year drought, but with new projected outflows, it could be in deeper trouble.
- California Farmers Claim EPA Water Rules Extend To Dirt Fields - The Environmental Protection Agency says any bodies of water near a river, or standing water that can affect waterways will fall under federal regulation.
- David Hasselhoff Cited For Ignoring Water Restrictions In California - California Governor Jerry Brown warned businesses and residents that they would be cited if water restrictions were not followed during the drought.
- 20 Years After Neighborhood Floods, Roseville Earns Top Rating For Protection - It now exceeds them and is the only city in the country to receive a Class 1 rating from FEMA.
- As Wells Run Dry In California Drought, Stanislaus County Offers Free Water To Homes - The county says it started noticing the people running out of water weren't using the water for farms, they were using it for their homes.