Folsom Lake News

6/28/2015 4:23:00 AM
San Francisco Gate
On the inside: One insider told me that water officials plan to drop the water level at giant Folsom Lake near Sacramento to 12 percent of capacity by this fall. That would reveal several gold mining settlements that have been covered by water since the…

6/28/2015 12:40:00 AM
TheSacramento Bee
Folsom Lake is losing more than a billion gallons of water each day. Lake levels will likely fall to historic lows by summer’s end, testing the reliability of a water supply that once seemed invulnerable. The region’s top water officials say they are…

6/27/2015 12:51:00 PM
Indy Bay
Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, emphasized that excessive water deliveries to the Sacramento Valley settlement contractors are exhausting the cold water in Lake Shasta, forcing the agencies to shift to…

6/26/2015 3:08:00 PM
KRON4
Junior Lifeguard teams of children and teens had come from as far as Folsom Lake and Monterey for the annual summer competition that includes paddling, swimming and running. But they were called out of the water at about 2 p.m. Tuesday after searchers in a…

6/25/2015 11:44:00 PM
Daily Kos
During 2013 and 2014, the state and federal water agencies systematically emptied Trinity Reservoir on the Trinity River, Lake Shasta on the Sacramento River, Lake Oroville on the Feather River and Folsom Lake on the American River, in spite of it being a…

6/25/2015 7:33:00 PM
My Mother Lode
Don Pedro currently sits at 38 percent of capacity and 48 percent of its historic average; Folsom Lake, respectively at 47 and 57 percent. Overall, the state’s major reservoirs are at 40 percent of capacity, about 53 percent of their total average…

6/24/2015 7:55:00 PM
kcra.com
Sacramento-area water officials warned Wednesday that Folsom Lake could be 96 percent empty by next January under a federal plan to increase water releases. "It's just bad. It's just bad," said Tom Gohring, executive director of the Sacramento Region Water…

6/24/2015 6:12:00 PM
FOX 40
State and federal water managers say they plan to take Folsom Lake levels to possibly the lowest point since the reservoir was constructed. The low point was last year when the nearly 1 million-acre-feet capacity was at 150,000-acre-feet. By the fall, the…

6/23/2015 9:33:00 PM
TheSacramento Bee
Folsom Lake water levels will likely drop to historic lows by summer’s end, possibly hovering just above the point where cities and water agencies can still draw water from the reservoir, according to interviews with federal and local officials…

6/23/2015 8:21:00 AM
Trade Only Today
The first day of summer brought a blow to boaters on Folsom Lake in California, who were forced to pull their boats from the marina because of low water levels. California’s fourth year of drought prompted the dock closing on Sunday, which was also…

6/22/2015 2:15:00 PM
MSN
Boats need to be out of Folsom Lake once levels get to 412 feet. Yesterday, the lake was just under 414 feet and levels continue to decline by 2/3 of a foot per day…

6/22/2015 12:01:00 PM
Breitbart News
This Father’s Day, dads with boats at Folsom Lake received disappointing news as they were forced to pull their boats from the marina due to low water levels resulting from California’s fourth year of drought. Sunday also coincided with the first day…

6/22/2015 11:08:00 AM
Indy Bay
During 2013 and 2014, the state and federal water agencies systematically emptied Trinity Reservoir on the Trinity River, Lake Shasta on the Sacramento River, Lake Oroville on the Feather River and Folsom Lake on the American River, in spite of it being a…

6/22/2015 5:47:00 AM
News 10
Folsom Lake's low water level forces boaters to remove their boats from the lake. The time for slip renters to pull their boats out of the water at Folsom Lake has come earlier than usual, due to the drought. As of Sunday, the water level was at 413 feet…

6/22/2015 12:45:00 AM
Daily Kos
During 2013 and 2014, the state and federal agencies systematically emptied Trinity Reservoir on the Trinity River, Lake Shasta on the Sacramento River, Lake Oroville on the Feather River and Folsom Lake on the American River, in spite of it being a record…

6/22/2015
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook for June 18…

6/21/2015 11:24:00 PM
FOX 40
The first official day of summer marked the last day of boating season at Folsom Lake. People who dock their boats at Folsom Lake were forced to remove them from the slips this weekend because of rapidly dropping water levels during the drought. “The…

6/21/2015 11:19:00 PM
MSN
You can blame the drought; boating season ended Sunday – months earlier than usual for boaters who rent slips at Folsom Lake Marina…

6/21/2015 11:02:00 PM
CBS Sacramento
FOLSOM (CBS13) – You can blame the drought; boating season ended Sunday – months earlier than usual for boaters who rent slips at Folsom Lake Marina. You can see hundreds of boats dry-docked at the marina because the elevation in the lake has dropped…

6/21/2015 11:02:00 PM
TheSacramento Bee
Though Sunday is expected to feature the most pleasant conditions in the middle of a stretch of hot weather, it marks the end of boating season on Folsom Lake. On a day when the high temperature in Sacramento is forecast to be 85 degrees, the falling water…

6/21/2015 6:30:00 AM
San Francisco Gate
Folsom Lake swimmer: You may remember the story from last month, when I was fishing and a huge cinnamon-colored bear swam past my boat. The same thing happened to Tony Mygatt last week at Folsom Lake (of all places), surrounded by humanity just east of…

6/20/2015 6:46:00 PM
Woodland Daily Democrat
To offset less flow in the Sacramento, more water would need to be released along the Feather River from Lake Oroville and Folsom Lake, helping keep saltwater out of the delta. Last month the Department of Water Resources constructed an emergency rock…

6/19/2015 10:48:00 PM
The Sacramento Bee
The National Acrobats of The People's Republic of China (China National Acrobatic Troupe) was the first National Performing Arts Troupe established by the government of the People's Republic of China in 1950. The Company's repertoire includes a myriad of…

6/19/2015 1:57:00 PM
Asbury Park Press
Bear beats heat, swims around in lake A California boater quickly whipped out his cellphone to capture a bear swimming alongside him in Folsom Lake. Check out this story on app.com: http://on.app…

6/17/2015 7:49:00 PM
Chico Enterprise-Record
To offset less flow in the Sacramento, more water would need to be released along the Feather River from Lake Oroville and Folsom Lake, helping keep saltwater out of the delta. Last month the Department of Water Resources constructed an emergency rock…

6/17/2015 2:42:00 PM
USA Today
Bear beats heat, swims around in lake A California boater quickly whipped out his cellphone to capture a bear swimming alongside him in Folsom Lake. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1MMnnU6 A California boater quickly whipped out his…

6/17/2015 1:45:00 PM
USA Today
Bear beats heat, swims around in lake A California boater quickly whipped out his cellphone to capture a bear swimming alongside him in Folsom Lake. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1LfWQkM A California boater quickly whipped out his…

6/17/2015 12:34:00 AM
kcet.org
She's eager, for instance, to visit Folsom Lake northeast of Sacramento, where dropping water levels have revealed the remnants of a 19th-century mining community. App said her subjects represent the metaphorical tip of the iceberg. "How do you photograph…

6/16/2015 7:17:00 PM
TheSacramento Bee
Tony Mygatt was reading a book Saturday morning when a bear started toward him. There was no need to panic, however. Mygatt, an El Dorado Hills landscape designer, was safely sitting in a boat on Folsom Lake and the bear was up to his ears in water, intent…

6/16/2015 2:12:00 PM
News 10
In this heat, everyone could use a nice cold swim to cool off, animals included. An El Dorado Hills man was boating on Folsom Lake Saturday morning when he came across an animal swimming in the lake. It wasn't a dog. Or a boar. Or a pig for that matter…

6/16/2015 6:24:00 AM
kcra.com
Tony Mygatt was relaxing in his boat reading a book on Folsom Lake Saturday morning when all of a sudden he looked up to see an unexpected sight. "I was wondering what the heck is that?" said Mygatt, an El Dorado Hills resident. Mygatt said it was too big…

6/14/2015 5:10:00 PM
The Record
An experiment under way at Folsom Lake right now is meant to give experts a better understanding of how much water evaporates from lakes. But Gleick says the numbers are roughly comparable. Asked how he feels about aesthetic man-made lakes, Gleick said…

6/11/2015 8:00:00 PM
News 10
Preparing for Folsom Lake pipes to run dry The Bureau of Reclamation is preparing a barge with floating pumps to continue providing tap water to people if the level of Folsom Lake drops below the water supply outlet built into the dam. (Thursday, June 11…

6/11/2015 10:06:00 AM
TheSacramento Bee
Proposals are being sought to run Browns Ravine marina on Folsom Lake for up to 30 years. California State Parks officials are seeking proposals for a 21-year concession contract with the option of nine more years. The operations include a boat slip…

6/11/2015 1:00:00 AM
News 10
Preparing for Folsom Lake pipe to run dry The Bureau of Reclamation is preparing a barge with floating pumps to continue providing domestic water to hundreds of thousands of people if the level of Folsom Lake drops below the supply outlet built into the dam…

6/10/2015 10:27:00 PM
CBS Sacramento
FOLSOM LAKE (CBS13) — A water regulator is warning Roseville and Folsom could run out of water in just a few months if officials continue to allow water releases from Folsom Lake. Andrew Fecko with the Placer County Water Agency is concerned and…

6/9/2015 4:44:00 PM
fiusm.com
For instance, if a celebrity—or a ‘nobody’ using a real name—Tweets a racist joke, sponsors, job opportunities, and followers dry up like Folsom Lake. The gov. did not tell the press or public to be hopped up about these incidents; they did that on…

6/9/2015 5:14:00 AM
Valley Community Newspaper
SacSings! is returning to Harris Center at Folsom Lake College! This choral showcase will feature 15 choruses performing in three concerts, with each chorus bringing 25 minutes of its best work. There is no better opportunity to experience those groups you…

6/7/2015 12:37:00 AM
TheSacramento Bee
To fix that, the Bureau of Reclamation may release additional water out of Folsom Lake. That’s triggering alarms from the cities of Roseville, Folsom and other Sacramento suburbs that rely on the lake. In addition, drawing down Folsom Lake eventually…

6/6/2015 8:30:00 AM
Rocklin and Roseville Today
AUBURN, Calif. - At its June 4 meeting, the Placer County Water Agency Board of Directors expressed grave concern over the projected drop in water levels at Folsom Lake. Reacting to an order last week by the State Water Resource Control Board to conserve…





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