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Divisions of Boating and Waterways, Historic Preservation and Off-Highway Vehicles

News Release

For Immediate Release: 12/19/2014

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Folsom Lake State Recreation Area Lifts Speed Limit for Boaters


Rich Preston, District Superintendent



Folsom, CA – Today, the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area lifted the five-mile-per-hour speed restrictions imposed to boaters over the summer.   The 5 MPH speed limit was imposed when the lake level dropped below 400 feet in August, which is the threshold at which low water levels and associated hazards create public safety concerns.

Recent rains have partially refilled the lake, lifting water levels above 400 feet.

“This is great news for boaters and fishermen and all who enjoy the lake,” stated Folsom Lake Superintendent Richard Preston. “Even so, boaters and others should still exercise caution as rising lake levels can mask unmarked hazards and increase the amount of floating debris.”

Launch ramps are currently open at Granite Bay and Brown’s Ravine. All other ramps remain closed until the lake level increases.

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area office is located at 7755 Folsom-Auburn Road in Folsom. For more information, call (916) 988-0205.

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