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.
- California Officials To Supply Just 20 Percent Of Water, Up 5 Percent From January - It's the second-lowest amount since 1991, according to the California Department of Water Resources, which provides water to districts in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California.
- Lodi Taking Friendly Approach To Water Conservation Warnings, For Now - Public works says a leak at your home isn’t just wasteful, it also has a negative impact on local bodies of water such as Lodi Lake. It’s giving homeowners plenty of opportunities to fix the issues before getting fined.
- Snow A Welcome Sight In Sierra One Day Before Snow Survey Reveals New Drought Data - The recent snow that coated the slopes and sent some cars off of the road barely made a dent in the Sierra snowpack, which has hit historic lows in recent snow surveys. The next one is slated for Tuesday.
- Low Snow A Welcome Sight In Sierra As Weekend Promises Chances Of More Powder - Anthony Harney and Jeremy McCaffrey drove up from Monterey to get some moonlit runs in at Boreal. The longtime friends were some of the hundreds to hit the slopes and take advantage of the weekend winter system.
- Feds Say California Farmers Will Go Without Water Allocations For Now During Drought - The Bureau of Reclamation announced on Friday that agricultural customers should expect zero percent of their contracted water, based on current reservoir storage and snowpack. The zero-percent allocation will be reevaluated on a monthly basis.