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    Default Folsom Lake water level and speed limits?

    I have a buddy who needs to test run a 35' Fountain with twin 500hp I/O's. Should be taking it out in the next 2-3 weeks. How is the water level at Folsom and are there restricted speed limits? This boat should run 75 - 80 mph and he can not take a chance of hitting a sand bar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle220 View Post
    I have a buddy who needs to test run a 35' Fountain with twin 500hp I/O's. Should be taking it out in the next 2-3 weeks. How is the water level at Folsom and are there restricted speed limits? This boat should run 75 - 80 mph and he can not take a chance of hitting a sand bar...
    He should be fine. The water level is hovering right around 402' and should probably go up a little with the storms that are approaching. They do not put a speed limit on the lake until it drops well below the 400' mark. Even then I had my twin engine boat out there and was running in the neighborhood of 115 m.p.h. with no problems or hassles from the Rangers. As long as he stays in the center of the channels/lake and stays away from the buoys he be'll fine. Most of the hazards are clearly marked. If you/he have any questions send me a PM, I could even meet him out there to show him the "ropes"...lol

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    Dock is a little low.
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    This time of year, water is perfect if weather is good.
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    Rangers shouldn't mess with you. I go there just about every weekend. Never had an issue in the winter. Summer is a whole different animal with water conditions and rangers.

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    Yea we used to go there alot..not week-ends, loved hitting littel beaches, bbq, play with the kids....so whats going on with the concrete trucks and all the big shit you see going up green valley road?

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    Could have something to do with the new spillway. Lots of concrete going in that. But if I heard right years ago when it went up for bid, that is going to have a concrete plant on-sight. I know there is a wide haul road that goes under the old Dyke8 entrance. I think it's being used to haul mat'l in and out of the job.

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    What launch is that in the top pic? Douglas?

    Is browns ravine launch still usable at this point? Or Dyke 8???
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptc View Post
    What launch is that in the top pic? Douglas?

    Is browns ravine launch still usable at this point? Or Dyke 8???
    Yeah top pic is what it looks like at end of Douglas (Granite Bay Launch). And No ramp at Folsom Point (Old Dyke 8) is dry, hundred feet or so down from end of ramp. Haven't been to Browns Ravine in a while, but I can't see that there is any way ramp is still usable there either. RattleSnake Bar ramp is dry as well. Rain is coming this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptc View Post
    What launch is that in the top pic? Douglas?

    Is browns ravine launch still usable at this point? Or Dyke 8???
    Quote Originally Posted by S&S View Post
    Yeah top pic is what it looks like at end of Douglas (Granite Bay Launch). And No ramp at Folsom Point (Old Dyke 8) is dry, hundred feet or so down from end of ramp. RattleSnake Bar ramp is dry as well. Rain is coming this week.
    It looks like the top boat ramp at Granite Bay (there are 4 ramps at different levels not including the 5 Percent ramp). They are still launching off the lowest ramp where the cars can be seen in the picture.
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    Wow, they let alot of water out prematurely AGAIN as usual waiting on water that may never come.... I hope their predictions are right...

    I dont think these CA Water Management people could manage bathtub water!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptc View Post
    Wow, they let alot of water out prematurely AGAIN as usual waiting on water that may never come.... I hope their predictions are right...

    I dont think these CA Water Management people could manage bathtub water!!!!
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    i dropped in at douglas a few weeks ago. def low but the dock is still there. and as far as browns ravine goes i saw a pic a friend took yesterday and it looks like they made everyone pull their boats from the slips cause it was so low.

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    FYI--- If does get any lower this year (which I doubt it will unless those idiots controlling it really screw up) there is one more ramp at Granite Bay that hasn't even surfaced yet.

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    Folsom Lake is currently rising at one foot every three hours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIMELIGHT2009 View Post
    FYI--- If does get any lower this year (which I doubt it will unless those idiots controlling it really screw up) there is one more ramp at Granite Bay that hasn't even surfaced yet.
    We'd like to make a couple runs there this year, let us know.

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