Folsom Dam

Barge Aims To Prevent Folsom Lake From Becoming Dead PoolWork has begun on building a barge that would supply Folsom with drinking water if water levels get so low the current system doesn't function.
Blasting Work For New Folsom Dam Spillway To Force Temporary Road ClosuresConstruction on the new Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway continues, and the latest phase means some closures along Folsom Lake Crossing.
Another Piece Of New Folsom Dam Spillway Makes Its Way DownAnother massive gate for the new Folsom Dam spillway has arrived in Yolo County Friday morning.
Folsom Dam Emergency Drill Focuses On Possible Robbers On The RunWith a Sacramento County Sheriff’s helicopter piercing the clear, blue sky, and SWAT sharpshooters in position on the ground, it was hardly a typical day at the power plant.
First New Folsom Dam Gate DeliveredRolling lane closures and a California Highway Patrol escort signaled the arrival of one of Folsom Lake’s new spillway gates.
New Dam Will Provide Better Flood, Drought Control For Folsom LakeCurrently, the US Army Corps of Engineers requires Folsom Lake be kept at about half-empty in the winter months, no matter what the forecast says.
New Gates For Folsom Dam On Their WayTaking a break before the next leg of its trek, a massive new spillway gate bound for Folsom Dam is parked in Dunnigan.
Folsom Dam Outflow Slashed Nearly In Half Amid Historically Dry California WinterThe Bureau of Reclamation is drastically cutting back on water releases from the Folsom Dam into the American River from 800 cubic feet per second to just 500 cfs by Friday.
Driver Says He's Lucky To Be Alive After Truck Plummeted 150 Feet To Folsom Dam Base“It’s just crazy. It’s crazy to think that someone would get in an accident like I got into, and had a vehicle look the way my truck looks, and to know a week later I’m walking around, talking.”
Driver's Dad: Son Thankful To Be Alive After 150-Foot Plunge Near Folsom DamThe father of a driver who plunged 150 feet down an embankment to the base of Folsom Dam found his son's truck with an iPhone app that led him to the accident scene.
Driver Seriously Injured After Plunging Down Folsom Dam EmbankmentA driver is in critical condition after his truck left the road and plunged down an embankment to the base of Folsom Dam.
Rain And Snow Melt Force Increased Water Released From Folsom DamRecent rains and increasing snow melt are forcing the Bureau of Reclamation to increase releases from Folsom Dam in order to make more room in Folsom Lake.