Feds Urge Boat Removal At Folsom Marina

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Boat removals have become a yearly ritual at Folsom because of dry reservoir conditions. Pete Lucero is with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. He says Folsom’s water level is dropping at a rapid pace.

“There’s still water in the lake to go boating there. It’s just at this particular area you can’t store the boats at the marina because the water level is so low. So there are other boat ramps that are open around the lake that people can still go in and enjoy the lake for the rest of the summer.”

Last year, boat owners had to pull their watercraft by the first week of July. Lucero says it’s later this year, because several substantial rainstorms helped raise the lake’s water levels this past spring.

The water level is expected to drop to 412-feet Tuesday. Lucero says boat owners risk damaging their vessels if they keep them in the marina.