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.
- Sacramento City Council Votes To Continue Watering Restrictions - The Sacramento city council has decided to continue conservation efforts by cutting back on residents' water use.
- For Some Californians, Effects Of Punishing Drought Not Over - Despite record rain and snow, California's drought emergency has not ended for thousands of people in four rural counties.
- Governor Brown Declares Historic Drought Over - Thirsty California lawns faded to brown from a lack of water in four extraordinarily dry years have revived to bright green in neighborhoods across the state.
- With Drought Emergency Over, California Water Districts Worry New Rules May Be Too Restrictive - Wasteful watering is still banned, but mandatory conservation is no longer in effect. Instead, it's been replaced with a new statewide water-efficiency plan.
- Manual Sierra Snowpack Measurement Comes In At 183% Of Average - California water managers say the Sierra Nevada's most robust springtime snowpack in years could trigger flooding as it melts.