- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Federal officials plan to make a significant cut to flows from Folsom Lake, which is a primary water source for Sacramento suburbs, as water levels at the reservoir near historic lows.

The Sacramento Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1O4XUGy ) the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will cut flows out of Folsom Lake in half by the end of the week.

As of Monday, the lake held about 20 percent of its capacity at 196,000 acre-feet of water. Reclamation officials have pledged not to let Folsom Lake drop below 120,000 acre-feet.

Officials are concerned that water levels could drop to a point at which the infrastructure that funnels water to suburban Sacramento might not work. As a response, Reclamation is building a barge that would pump water to Folsom if water levels dropped too low.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com


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