Folsom Lake Level Highest Since October

folsom lake leve march 13 2014

Folsom CA: February rain, snow and resulting runoff has brought Folsom lake to 40% of capacity, still far below average for this time of year, but enough that the 5 miler per hour boat speed limit has been lifted.

With no rain in sight, however, community water restrictions are still in effect.

Check with your water district to be clear.

Mandatory water use restrictions for businesses and residences limit landscape watering to two designated days per week; prohibit washing of parking lots, street, driveways or sidewalks; and prohibit use of City water for construction purposes without approval.

City officials are slashing water usage for Landscape and Lighting districts, local parks and City property, and will continue to monitor and correct any overflow problems on public property.

Current Water Restrictions for Folsom

Limit landscape watering to two days a week (with the exception of drip irrigation, which may be conducted any day).  Customers with even street numbers water on Wednesday and Sunday; those with odd street numbers water on Tuesday and Saturday.  No watering allowed on Monday, Thursday and Friday.

Avoid excessive watering that runs off onto sidewalks, streets and gutters.

Washing of streets, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks or buildings is prohibited except as necessary for health, sanitation or fire protection.

No City water will be used for construction purposes such as dust control, compaction or trench jetting unless approved by the Environmental and Water Resources Director.

The City’s water conservation specialists offer assistance to help residents conserve water.  Free consultations may be scheduled by calling (916) 355-7252 or emailing To report a water service problem or water break emergency after business hours or on weekends and holidays, call (916) 985-4848.

What are you doing to conserve?