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.
- Water Restrictions Looming Once Again As Dry Winter Continues - The familiar rules may become reality in the state as water officials once again grapple with signs of a new drought. So with such a dry winter, what's in our future?
- Brief Break From Severe Drought Over In Southern California - Millions living in Los Angeles County and two neighboring counties plunged back into the elevated category of drought amid a dry winter.
- In Less Than 3 Months, A Major International City Will Likely Run Out Of Water - Cape Town is South Africa's second largest city - with a population similar to Sacramento's - and is in the middle of the worst drought of a century.
- Sutter County Prune Crop, Devastated In Last Season’s Storms, Making Comeback - Wet weather at the wrong time devastated the prune crop in Sutter County last year.
- Proposal Would Commit California To Acting On Shrinking Lake - Five months after California outlined a $383 million plan to slow the shrinking of the state's largest lake, agencies will try to make sure officials honor the commitment, according to a report.