Folsom Dam 50th Anniversary

image - Reclamation Folsom Dam 50th Anniversary logoFolsom Dam began operating 50 years ago to provide flood control, water for farms, homes, fisheries, hydropower generation, recreation, and habitat protection.

To celebrate the dam's 50 anniversary, the Bureau of Reclamation, along with the Water Education Foundation, provided an opportunity to learn about California water and the significance of Folsom Dam on the American River.

Location: Folsom History Museum, 823 Sutter St, Folsom, California 95630-2440

  • Timeline illustrating floods and droughts in the American River watershed, and significant events leading to the construction of the dam.
  • Interactive exhibits demonstrate the construction and purpose of Folsom Dam and the Central Valley Project.
  • Children’s winning art on display
  • News Release





Last Updated: 7/29/20