FOLSOM LAKE

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


RESERVOIR CALIFORNIA

Folsom Lake


April 16, 2024

777,427 acre-ft

+0.68% today
115% of Normal High

Water storage levels at Folsom Lake are currently 777,427 acre-ft, about 115% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 672,469.45acre-ft. Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2003 was 2005-06-12 when levels reached 970,375 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2015-12-04 when levels receded to 135,561 acre-ft. View historical levels.

Folsom Lake is a reservoir located in Northern California, fed by the American River. Its history dates back to the 1950s, when it was built as part of the Central Valley Project to provide water for agriculture and urban areas. The hydrology of the lake is controlled by the Folsom Dam, which regulates water flows for flood control and hydroelectric power. The lake receives water from various sources, including the American River, several creeks and streams, and snowpack from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The lake is used for recreational activities such as boating, fishing, and camping, and also serves as a critical water source for agriculture in the region. However, in recent years, the lake has faced challenges due to droughts and water shortages, impacting both agricultural and recreational uses.



Geolocation -121.183, 38.683
Elevation 466 ft
Storage 24hr Change 0.68%
Percent of Normal 115%
Minimum 135,561 acre-ft
2015-12-04
Maximum 970,375 acre-ft
2005-06-12
Average 672,469 acre-ft

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Area Boat Ramps

RIVER TRAIL EL DORADO COUNTY
South Fork American Watershed, California
OXBOW RAFT PUT-IN SITE
North Fork American Watershed, California
POHO RIDGE EL DORADO COUNTY
South Fork American Watershed, California
LEVEE ROAD YUBA COUNTY
Lower Feather Watershed, California
PENNINGTON ROAD 1100, LIVE OAK
Lower Feather Watershed, California
IOWA HILL ROAD PLACER COUNTY
North Fork American Watershed, California
GARDEN HIGHWAY 5020, YUBA CITY
Lower Feather Watershed, California
SECOND STREET 209, YUBA CITY
Lower Feather Watershed, California
RATTLESNAKE ROAD PLACER COUNTY
North Fork American Watershed, California
HIGHWAY 45, KNIGHTS LANDING
Sacramento-Stone Corral Watershed, California

Rafting & Kayaking

STATE PARK TO CONFLUENCE WITH MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
CONFLUENCE WITH EAST AND WEST BRANCHES OF NELSON CREEK TO CONFLUENCE WITH MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
BIG CHICO CREEK
Mill-Big Chico Watershed, California
ROCK CREEK DAM TO CRESTA RESERVOIR
North Fork Feather Watershed, California
HEADWATERS TO MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
BUTTE CREEK
Upper Butte Watershed, California
SILVER LAKE TO MEADOW VALLEY
East Branch North Fork Feather Watershed, California
HEADWATERS TO BUCKS LAKE
North Fork Feather Watershed, California
FRENCHMAN RESERVOIR TO NF BOUNDARY
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, Nevada
HEADWATERS TO CONFLUENCE WITH NELSON CREEK
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California

Parks & Recreation

                                                       

East Lake Park

Yuba Park

Ellis Lake Community Park

Chico Eastside Little League Park

Plumas-Eureka State Park

Washington Square

Sam Brannan Park

National Wild and Scenic River Feather, California

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park

Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park

                                                                                                                       
                                               
WASHINGTON OVERLOOK OBSERVATION SITE
ALPHA OMEGA OBSERVATION SITE

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