Folsom Lake has nearly double the water it had at the same time last year, and people are already out enjoying it. But things could quickly change. What could this mean for recreation on the lake this summer?
Folsom Lake looked a lot different on Friday than it did just a year ago. December’s storms as the lake filled to 91 percent of its average for this time of the year, but it still has a way to go.
Federal officials have concerns for a heavily traveled road near the lake. The asphalt on top of Dike 1 needs to be fixed immediately, says Kyle Keer with the bureau.
Hydrologists are eagerly awaiting this Thursday’s storm to see how much water runoff can be saved during the drought, and some are already making plans for that water.
So far, only about 4 percent of larger water districts in the state are setting limits on individual water use. But in the San Juan Water District where people rely on Folsom Lake for all their water, individual household water allocation could become a reality too.
Tessa was last seen on Saturday near Folsom Lake. It’s not known whether the dog ran away or was taken. Either way, Sarah Himmelmann and her boyfriend Matt Idler are offering a no-questions-asked reward for her return.
Raymond Nocon, 32, of Folsom was last seen floating on Saturday in an inflatable raft with his friend on the river at around 9 p.m. Saturday, when the raft sank a short distance past Gorilla Rock, and the two became separated, according to a statement from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.
From boat and equipment rentals to food and drink sales, many businesses are taking a hit, and some are wondering if a wet rainy season could save their business.
The deadly May 10 accident led to a long search for the men, the last of whom was recovered on Monday.
Kenneth Smith, 48, was found off the tip of the peninsula on the south fork side of the lake.
Officials say that two bodies have been recovered from Folsom Lake Saturday afternoon.
A State Parks official says that a body has been recovered from Folsom Lake late Friday morning.