Thursday Sep 25 2008 comments Folsom Lake at low levels By: Philip Wood/The Telegraph -A +A California is a in a drought stage, and the water levels at Folsom Lake have dropped so low that the water is more than a mile from where it usually is at Beals Point. Folsom Lake from Beals Point. The water is about about a mile from the shore. At Beals Point, the water level is so low that it's about mile from the shore. Folsom Lake is looking more like a river with the water level so low. The water level at Folsom Lake has dropped so low that at some points the water is more than a mile from some recreation areas.