Folsom Lake

January 24, 2015--Scientists measure reservoir evaporation to gauge water scarcity (Water Online)

Scientists are trying out a new approach to drought and water scarcity monitoring: They are measuring how much water evaporates from reservoirs in order to provide a more accurate picture of how much water is available.


January 24, 2014--Drought provides window to old west (Wall Street Journal)

A severe drought plaguing much of the West is also bringing bits of its past back to life, as long-submerged historic artifacts and natural features are exposed by receding lake levels. Near Sacramento, man-made Folsom Lake has receded to less than one-fifth of its capacity amid bone-dry conditions in California, recently revealing outskirts of a ghost town


January 8, 2008--Folsom Lake lowest since '95 (Folsom Telegraph)

Welcome wetness won't work to fill Folsom Lake, but it will raise it from its lowest level in more than a decade. Recent storms dumped several inches of rain into the lake and its tributaries. Before that, lake level was a scant 371 feet above sea level, containing only some 220,000 acre-feet of water, state and federal officials said.


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