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
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.