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FOLFAN (Friends of Lakes Folsom and Natoma) is a State Park Cooperating Association for the
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Its mission is: "Enhancing education and recreation opportunities
for the public and protecting the wonders and resources of Lakes Folsom and Natoma"
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FOLFAN Fall Activities

Lake Natoma Fall Kayak Tour
Saturday, October 8, 2016
1:00 to 3:30 pm


Guided Hike from Rattlesnake Bar to Avery Pond
Sunday, November 13, 2016
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Nature Photography Workshop
Saturday, November 19, 2016
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Image by RJM

Water—Who uses how much?

This article by Jeffrey Mount does an excellent job of separating the facts from the factoids (near-facts artfully spun) regarding who uses how much of our water.

Salmon Falls Ranch Trail Project

The American River Conservancy recently acquired 757 acres of land for the Salmon Falls Ranch Project at the western terminus of the South Fork American River Trail system. The next phase of the project includes developing a 1 mile trail and trailhead facility located off of Salmon Falls Road. The project will include public use facilities for hiking, mountain bicycling and equestrians, as well as day-use recreation associated with trails and wildlife viewing. The project links existing trails that are a part of the South Fork American River Trail (SFART) managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the American River Conservancy (ARC). For more information about this project, please contact Elena DeLacy with the American River Conservancy at (530) 621-1224 or

Nimbus Fish Hatchery & Visitor Center

Nimbus and Folsom Dams prevent salmon and steelhead from reaching most of their historic spawning areas. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which owns the dams, built and funds the Nimbus Fish Hatchery to maintain the populations of American River salmon and steelhead. The Nimbus Fish Hatchery offers a visitor center, fish hatchery tours, and viewing of the Fall-run salmon working their way up the fish ladder.
Visitor’s Guide to the Nimbus Fish Hatchery

Water Storage in California

Water storage capacity is an important issue for California’s water resources and water distribution system. How much capacity do we have? How much do we need? Do we need more capacity and, if so, how do we get it? Read this article by Jay R. Lund, Chair of Environmental Engineering at U.C. Davis.