Folsom Lake Water Levels – Words Cannot Describe How Low It Has Gotten

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Folsom Lake Water Levels – Words Cannot Describe How Low It Has Gotten.

 

 

I have spent many hours boating with the family and friends on Folsom Lake. It is a very familiar body of water that was close to home. Grabbing the kids and heading to Folsom Lake for an evening ski run could happen on any summer day. The lake has changed a great deal with the lack of rain this year.

There had been talk about the Lake level on the news and conversation with friends so I had to see for myself. As I drove into the Browns Ravine entrance off Green Valley Road, I could not help to notice the boats had all been pulled from the marina.

No boats Folsom Lake MArina

 

This is not uncommon during the later months of the year because the water regularly dips to low levels. But what if the levels continue to drop? The rain amounts in the fall and winter were slight at best. Here is a shot of the first boat launch. You can see the end of the launch, the water is nowhere near.

 Boat Launch move at Browns Ravine launch

The park has had years when the water level at Folsom Lake drops but can still be used. There is a second launch if you drive past the normal Browns Ravine launch. Continuing down the road, you can see a large parking lot that is normally under water when the lake levels are up. As you can see, the parking lot is empty and not covered with water.

 Second boat launch at Folsom Browns ravine 

Driving over to the second launch, we can see that it too is not deep enough to get out on the lake. Since the water is now so low that a motorized boat on a trailer cannot be put into the water at Folsom, motorized boat are no longer allowed. It fact that was several weeks ago.

 No motorized boats on Folsom Lake

However, if your boat is not motorized and light enough to carry. You can walk it over to this very small dock shown in the circle. This has been used by the local fisherman and those wanting to paddle around.

lightweight boats on Lake at Folsom

 

There has been news of the water levels at Folsom Lake that has brought people out in droves to walk out onto the lake bed. Cities that have been buried in water are now showing itself, gold-panners are checking out the soil, and bridges build in the late 1800’s are being walked on; it is a great opportunity to check out the odd year of low rainfall. With no rain in the near future forecast, locals may want to head over to see what the excitement is all about.

 

 

 


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Hi Tom

This last year has had little rain, we are in a sever drought.  Pray for rain.

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Tom - That is a extreme drop in the water level for this time of year, but it kind of neat that those areas that have been underwater for so long can now be accessed.  Let people get it out of their system quick and then a return of the water would be great.

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If something doesn't change soon, a lot of people are going to have to make some changes in their lifestyle Elite.

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This is an opportunity AJ! There really isn't any other scenario in which the bottom of the lake can be seen like this.

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