Now a Power House Now a Power House

Folsom Dam Power House 1895

Early Day Fish Ladder! Early Day Fish Ladder!

Fish ladders are not a new concept. This fish ladder was installed at Folsom Dam in 1919.  Getting fish ladders right is a different story! New fish ladders give fish a resting place, ensure that fish do not expend all of their energy climbing the ladder and assure that dam functions revolve around the fish spawning season.

Major Modern Improvements Major Modern Improvements

Folsom Dam has undergone many changes in the last 150 years. Here is the 1st bucket of concrete from the 1952 improvements.