Law Enforcement Ready for High Temps, Large Crowds on Water

The Sacramento Police Department will have extra staffing and two patrol boats on the Sacramento River this weekend with temperatures expected to be well over 100 degrees.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s and both city and Metro Fire departments along with the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department and DART will all have a presence along the water as well.

“We expect it to be the busiest weekend so far,” Sacramento Police Sergeant Jared Kiser said.

Kiser says the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers at Tiscornia Park could pose the biggest danger to people in the water, specifically swimmers who have been drinking.

While temperatures in the Sacramento River are expected to be in the mid-60s temps in the American River could be in the low- to mid-50s because that water was recently snow in the Sierra.

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