California’s reservoir water levels usually peak in June. Folsom Lake was as high as 86% capacity and 108% of historical average in May 2016. Now, it’s down to 40% of capacity and 60% of its historical average.
The lake has reached a point where boats had to be out of the marina last Friday and a 5mph, lake-wide, speed limit has be reinstated by Monday.
The lake continues it’s annual summer drop. Today the level stands at 404′. Boats had to be out of the marina last week. By Monday, the level will be down to 400′ and that means a 5 mph speed limit will be imposed.
While many would like to see a longer boating season, this year has been a month longer than last year. There is also a very good chance that when the new spillway becomes operational, the lake level will be managed differently and the season might be longer.
For now, more dry land is becoming exposed every day.” – Mark Finan, KCRA weather man, August 12th, 2016
California’s two largest reservoirs, Shasta & Oroville doing well with Shasta at 109% of historical average and Oroville at 85% of historical average.
Every inch of California is still in some sort of drought at the current time.