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.
- Rain Could Spell Trouble For Calif. Water Conservation - After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state's first heavy downpours in years.
- Sierra Ski Resorts Rejoice As Nearly 2 Feet Of Snow Fall During Storm - Boreal didn’t even bother opening on Thursday as the winds were too powerful. But once the storm finally slowed, people were in a hurry to get up there.
- Ahead Of Strong Storm, Folsom Lake Levels Higher Than Last Year - Hydrologists are eagerly awaiting this Thursday’s storm to see how much water runoff can be saved during the drought, and some are already making plans for that water.
- Colorado Shielding Water With Uncertain Future In Drought-Stricken States - Colorado wants to ensure its farms, wildlife and rapidly growing cities have enough water in the decades to come. It's pledging to provide downstream states every gallon they're legally entitled to, but not a drop more.
- Feds: Calif. Drought Caused By Natural Conditions, Not Man-Made Global Warming - A new federal report says you can't blame man-made global warming for the devastating California drought.