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.
Folsom, CA – With changing drought conditions, the State Water Resources Control Board approved a resolution that removes its mandatory conservation mandates and allows water agencies to set conservation targets based on local supply and demand. Effective immediately, the City of Folsom is moving from a Stage 3 to Stage 1 conservation level, removing restrictions on day of the week watering.