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March Miracle? Storms Bring Relief to Folsom Lake

Posted on: March 17, 2018

Folsom Lake Storage MArch 17 2018

Folsom Lake’s storage has risen by a whopping 78,000 acre feet over the past week, as storms brought much-needed rain to the region.

Current storage is at about 610,000 acre feet, which is 104% of the average storage for this time of year, with more rain expected next week.

Better yet, the storms dumped several feet of snow in the Sierras, which is the true measure of how our water year will turn out.

Experts warn that with the Sierra snow pack at about 65% of normal, it may be too early to call it a March miracle, but it is welcome relief.

We’ll know more when nnow pack measurement and water content reports come out next week.









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Folsom Lake – Dam Near Full!

Posted on: June 7, 2017

folsom lake level June 5 2017

When the Folsom dam operators were releasing massive amounts of water,  many Folsom residents were alarmed.

How could they do that when we’re in a drought? Are they crazy?

The Bureau of Reclamation, which operates the dam, was accused of making political moves, using an outdated operations manual, or just being incompetent.


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