Why Folsom Lake in Granite Bay might look better very soon
Folsom Lake would not exist without the Folsom Dam. The Army Corp of Engineers designed the dam in 1955, the problem is, it failed in 1995. Almost 500,000 people were in danger. The Army Corp of Engineers are in the process of repairing the dam with new spill gates that will allow more water to come out from a lower point when a storm comes along. That will mean, the lake will not have to be drained so much during times before a big storm. Meaning it not be an ugly mud pit, but will still look pretty with lots of water up until the storm, then they can drain it faster as the need to.
The last few years people who have homes in Granite Bay have been looking at a lot of mud. This might change for them once this project is finished.
Check this video out. It gives you the insight to how the dam is built.