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.
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- Federal Government Awards Rural Californians $9.7 M In New Drought Aid - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $9.7 million in new drought aid for rural Californians.
- Southern California Homeowner Rules Conflict With Brown Lawns From Drought Restrictions - In an attempt to get Californians to take the drought seriously, the state water board voted this week for mandatory outdoor watering restrictions that carry the threat of $500 fines.
- El Dorado Hills Woman’s Drought-Busting Plans Cut Water Usage By 60 Percent - Marie Levy has built her own water-saving system in El Dorado Hills from simple products you can find at any hardware store. She’s even figure out a way to reuse water more than once.
- Water Use In California Increases Amid Severe Drought - Californians increased water consumption this year during the severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining, according to a report released Tuesday.