Five Gates On Folsom Dam Opened To Prepare For RainThe water level on the American River rose again today in the Sacramento area.
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.
Police Urge Caution Near American River As Folsom Dam Releases IncreasePolice are urging people near the American River in the Cal Expo area to seek higher ground.
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.
Leak Found At Folsom Dam Spillway Construction SiteCrews are inspecting a leak at the new spillway construction site next to 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.