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and local features for El Dorado Hills

and the Gold-Country Sierra Foothills

Current El Dorado Hills Weather & 10-day Forecast

Folsom Lake Storage Status, 8/16/2016 at midnight (end of day)
Current Storage is 378,948 acre feet:
38.8% full: 58.3% of average on this date, 164.8% of one year-ago

Daily storage decrease was 5,853 acre feet, averaged over the last 5 days.

Outflow is gradually being decreased. This Lake's drought is caused by regulation.
17 other reservoirs in the American River watershed averaged 85% full on 7/23/2016.
See US Drought Monitor notes for a collection of evidence that:
The US Drought Monitor is WRONG. Our area IS NOT IN DROUGHT.
Sole exception: Regulatory drought in Folsom Lake.
Within a week it will surpass 2 million acre feet of outflow since Feb. 15.
Folsom Lake daily data
Storage Graphs for about 25 California reservoirs

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               F-104, open cockpit day, 2/6/2016Aerospace Museum of California:
Notes by a docent
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Sierrafoot has begun a major renovation, which will proceed gradually through 2016.  Remaining contents in the Air and Space section are retained and are undergoing updates, other sections are being cleaned out.

The first updates will be in the X-15  History section, including a new X-15 adventure story for Major Robert M. White's world official altitude record flight for winged aircraft on July 17, 1962. Also, a new subsection is being added for notes by a docent (this author) at the Aerospace Museum of California. The home page will retain the news box below on the status of Folsom Lake, occasionally with other notes on the California drought.

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