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
The recent rains have increased Folsom Lake levels to approximately 20% of capacity, up from 15% only days ago. Though far from being out of the woods, it is a promising start, as more rain is predicted for tonight, and after a Christmas reprieve, another storm is expected for next week.