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.
- Sierra Snow A Welcome Sight After It Creates Traffic Nightmares - Snow from a recent storm has people in the Sierra ecstatic to see a sight they haven’t seen in years.
- Even With El Nino, New California Drought Rules Will Go Into Effect In 2016 - Any new construction with a landscape bigger than 500 square feet will need to have drought-friendly features.
- Ski Resorts Hoping Strong El Nino Winter Ends Series Of Dismal Snow Seasons - Forecasters are hoping that a strong El Nino winter will bring above-average precipitation to California this season.
- Folsom Lake Water Level Reaches New All-Time Low - The level of Folsom Lake has dipped to a new historic low. On Sunday the lake level was measured at 140,410 acre feet. The previous record was set in November 1977 when the lake shrank to 140,600 acre feet.
- Rep. Ami Bera Tours Folsom Lake While Touting Support For Sites Reservoir Plan - Bera says that would take some of the pressure off of Folsom Lake, which supplies drinking water to half a million people in the region.