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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 Water Level Now at 113% of Average

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Folsom lake level may 2 2016

Folsom Lake is now holding about 828,000 acre feet of water, which is about 85% of total capacity and 113% of average.

Last year at this time, the lake was at about 55% of capacity.

The lake level usually peaks around the beginning of June, with most of the Sierra snow pack melting away.

We may not be out of the drought, but it’s so much better than last year.

Talk about it in the Forum