With Folsom Dam Releases Increasing, Officials Warning To Stay Away From Rising WaterwaysThe Sacramento Fire Department made four rescues along the river. They say it doesn’t take much to cause a problem—just six inches to knock you down and two feet to sweep a car away.
Folsom Dam Releasing Water At Rates Not Seen Since 2012Water was released from the dam’s spillway gates, flowing toward the American River. Three of them were open on Monday, releasing up to 8,000 cubic feet per second.
Folsom Lake Water Level Rises Above Historical AverageFolsom Lake has crossed an important drought milestone: lake levels are now above the historical average for this date.
Engineers Plan To Remove Cofferdam At Folsom Lake Less Than A Week After Leaks FoundEvery move is being calculated, and every piece of equipment and staff is mapped out and assigned before moving ahead in the $900 million Folsom spillway project.
Army Corps Of Engineers Keeping Close Eye On Folsom Dam After Cofferdam LeakCrews were able to stabilize the cofferdam on Wednesday, which is part of the $900 million auxiliary spillway project at Folsom Dam, but there is still some seepage.
Cofferdam Breach Halted At Folsom Dam As Crews Ready For Next StormOfficials say they still don’t know what caused the breach, and they still need to decide what to do next—pump out the water, or just flood the area like they planned to do in a few weeks anyway.
Storms Boost Folsom Lake From Record Lows, But Levels Still Down From A Year Ago“We’ve seen the lake come up about 30 feet since it hit the low in December, but we're still about 30 feet below where we were at this time last year.”
UPDATE: Tornado Warnings Allowed To Expire After Funnel Cloud Sighting Near Folsom LakeA tornado warning has been issued for southwestern El Dorado County after reports of funnel cloud around Folsom Lake.
Man Rescues 88-Year-Old Friend After Boat Capsizes At Folsom LakeThe man was pulled to safety after his boat capsized and started to suffer from hypothermia, but his injured friend risked his life to find that help after spending hours in freezing cold water.
Man Rescued By Friend After Boat Overturns On Folsom LakeAn 88-year-old man is recovering at the hospital after his friend rescued him from drowning on Folsom Lake.
Best Places Near Sacramento To Watch The Geminid Meteor ShowerThe Geminid meteor shower rolls through our skies in December. The peak viewing nights are December 13 and 14. Here are some of the best places in the Sacramento area to catch this light show in the sky.
Folsom Lake Water Level Reaches New All-Time LowThe 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.