Low Water At Folsom Lake Could Be A Sign Of Drought Worries

A couple years back I visited my niece Ashley and her husband David in the Sacramento area. We’d planned to take their boat out to fish at Folsom Lake, but blustery winds that day convinced us to skip the fishing trip. We still headed down to the lake and let Ashley’s and David’s dogs run around. Indeed, the water looked miserably choppy.

Folsom Lake photo by Chris Cocoles

But these days, those like Ashley and David who regularly enjoy Folsom are far more concerned about water levels than wind. Check out the photo from the above tweet by Sacramento’s KCRA. Here’s more on the lake’s water level as weather warms up and more and more locals plan to get outside:

After two dry years in a row with little rain and snow, drought is a concern. Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom said he has executive orders drafted, if needed.

The latest snow survey from the California Department of Water Resources found the Sierra snowpack, where the state gets much of its water when it melts in the spring and summer, is well below normal for this time of year.