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Why the Heck is Folsom Lake so Low?

Posted on: March 21, 2017

Folsom lake level March 21 2017

 

On Facebook, here on MyFolsom.com, and all around town, people frequently remark that after all of the rain and snow we’ve had, Folsom Lake still looks like a puddle, and they wonder why.

They will either blame the Bureau of Land Management, the operators of the dam, saying ‘They’re incompetent!’, ‘They’re using an out-dated manual!’, or ‘It’s the Liberal politicians!’, ‘They want to send the water to LA!’

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Folsom Lake Level Far Ahead of Last Year –

Posted on: December 1, 2016

folsom-lake-level-dec-1

Folsom Lake level continues to rise.

Per the California Department of Water Resources, as of November 27, the lake stands at approximately 447,000 acre feet, about 3 times as much as last year at this time.

Although it is still 5% below the average for this time of year, note that usually we’re still losing water, with levels decreasing through late December. This year, the level has been growing since mid-October.

No one is ready to declare an end to the drought, but this sure is encouraging news.

Folsom residents no longer have water use restrictions, though owners of homes built prior to 1994 will have to install water-saving devices in their homes by January 1 2017.

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