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Folsom Dam and Reservoir is a component of the Central Valley Project, operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Central California Area Office.  Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have multiple authorized projects at Folsom Dam and its appurtenant structures (the Folsom Facility). 

Under the Dam Safety Program, Reclamation identified the requirement for expedited action to reduce hydrologic (overtopping), seismic (earthquake), and static (seepage) events. These events have a low probability of occurrence in a given year; however, due to the large population downstream of Folsom Dam, modifying the facilities is necessary to improve public safety.

The Corps, in partnership with the Central Valley Flood Protection Board (formally the State Reclamation Board) and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA), is working to implement Congressional direction to reduce the risk of flooding in the Sacramento area.  The Folsom Joint Federal Project (JFP) is a collaborative effort by Reclamation and the Corps to address the dam safety hydrologic risk at the Folsom Facility and improve flood protection.


Interactive photograph of Folsom Dam - click for a larger view
Folsom Dam Improvements   (7MB)

For assistance or additional information, please contact:
Mark Curney Project Manager

January 28, 2014

Drew Lessard, Area Manager
Michelle Hill, Administrative Officer


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