Folsom Lake begins the new year with 431,178 acre feet of water, which is 90% of the average for a January 1.
Compare this to 1 year ago, when the lake was at 184,780, and it’s obvious we’re in much better shape. We’re not out of the woods yet, as the snow pack runs from about 40% of normal in the Central Sierras, to 53% in the North.
For 2015, the National Weather Service has designated California under the category ‘drought remains but improves’, it’s great to see the lake level rising, but remember that we are still in a drought, so please continue to use water wisely.
This graph shows that as of midnight, Wedenesday December 10, Folsom Lake water level was at 326,481 acre feet, about 1/3 of the lake’s total capacity.
This is about 100,000 acre feet more than the same time last year, and with today’s storm lingering over the region, it will be interesting to see how it looks in a couple of days.
We can’t declare the drought 0ver, but it sure is good to get some water back in there.