Folsom Lake Water Level Falling

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It looks good, but looks are deceiving.

At Folsom Lake, where the water is crisp and inviting, the water level is falling – and estimates predict that by fall, the water here could be the lowest it’s been in five years. That would be about one-fourth it’s total capacity.

For boat owners with their vessels on the water, it means an early end to the season. Boats have to be off the water by August 3.

One boat owner we spoke with said he was originally told he would have to get his boat off the water in July, so he was happy he has little more time.

“Managing these waters is none too easy – especially when Mother Nature throws in a challenge. In this case, a long, dry winter and dry, warm temps this summer,” says Louis Moore with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Moore says there are still many demands that need to be met. For example: the salmon run and providing water to aquatic habitats.

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