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 District Accuses California Board Of Overstepping Bounds In Drought Investigation - The State Water Resources Control Board has proposed a $1.5 million fine against the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, accusing it of pumping 675 million gallons of water from a channel in June
- Arborists Warn Rain, Wind Exposing Dangers Of Dying Trees In California Drought - Whether it’s a tree smashing into a car, or one brought down by a freak tornado, arborist Chad Dykstra is all too familiar with tree troubles. He says business is through the roof, thanks to four years of drought.
- California Misses Water Conservation Target In December - State officials say residents of drought-stricken California used 18 percent less water in December than the same period in 2013 and fell short of the 25 percent conservation mandate set by Gov. Jerry Brown.
- Folsom Lake Water Level Rises Above Historical Average - Folsom Lake has crossed an important drought milestone: lake levels are now above the historical average for this date.
- Waterfowl Returning To Yolo Causeway After Wet January - After a dry January, the Yolo Causeway wasn't very wet, but now that the water is back, so are the birds, and so are bird watchers.