Nearly 500,000 Sacramento-Area Residents Will be Safer Because of this Folsom Dam Upgrade

At the ripe old age of 64, Folsom Dam is about to hit a growth spurt.

Federal crews have begun a five-year effort to raise the height of the dam by 3.5 feet to increase flood protection for 440,000 downstream residents in metropolitan Sacramento, including areas of Arden-Arcade, Rosemont and many areas in the city of Sacramento as far south as the Pocket area and north to upper Natomas.