Folsom Lake, CA
Folsom Lake is a reservoir located on the American River just outside of Folsom, CA. Folsom Dam was built in 1956 and is owned and operated by the United States Bureau of Reclamation. The reservoir has a storage capacity of 1,010,000 acre-ft and a surface area of 11,450 acres. Water is stored for flood control, hydroelectricity, drinking water, and irrigation. Average elevation of the reservoir is approximately 466 ft AMSL. Annual temperatures reach 95 °F in the summer and 55 °F in the winter. Average annual precipitation is 24.6 inches.