Folsom Lake is only at 29 percent of its capacity, and the city of Folson is under orders to reduce its water consumption by 32 percent. But city officials recently approved a plan to expand the city by 25,000 more people.
City manager Evert W. Palmer and other officials are confident that there is enough water to allow Folsom’s population to grow to nearly 100,000 by 2036.
According to Palmer, limiting development would hurt the community. “That would create unnecessary economic hardships here to benefit others,” Mr. Palmer told The New York Times. “And while I’m a citizen of the planet, I’m also paid to manage the home team.”