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.
- Yuba City Homeowner Fined $250 As City Cracks Down On Water Usage - The fine is the largest its city code allows. The city says the homeowner was repeatedly caught watering more than the required two days a week.
- Drought Has Yosemite National Park Waterfalls Hitting Peak Early - Park rangers say now is the time to come to come to Yosemite since the waterfalls are at their best. They say the falls have reached their strongest point earlier than in previous years because of melting the snowpack. They saw the scene isn’t expected to last.
- State Water Board Accepts Voluntary 25 Percent Cut From Senior Water Rights Holders - The State Water Resources Control Board approved a proposal from senior right holders in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to voluntarily cut back water use.
- State: Decision On Possible Senior Water Rights Cuts Coming Next Week - The rights go back to Gold Rush days. It’s first-come, first-served for the rights holders when it comes to taking water. The state has never ordered cuts to senior water rights holders.
- California Parks Officials Urging Boaters To Be Careful With Low Water Levels In Drought - California State Parks officials say they’re concerned recreational boaters won't realize the potential dangers the lower water levels bring.