American River Conditions

Fire Weather Watch

Issued:
12:05 PM PDT on September 18, 2018
Expires:
5:00 PM PDT on September 20, 2018
Clear
Tuesday 09/18 0%
Clear
Clear. Lows overnight in the low 50s.
Clear
Wednesday 09/19 0%
Clear
Sunny skies. High 88F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Thursday 09/20 0%
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 91F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Friday 09/21 0%
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 93F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Saturday 09/22 0%
Clear
Sunny. High 91F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Sunday 09/23 0%
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 87F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

High flows on the American River can be dangerous.

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Warning! This flow data has not been reviewed for accuracy.

Do not overestimate your skill or underestimate the power of the river. Knowing what the level is on the day of your visit is one way to determine if the river flow is above your level of experience.

For the latest recorded report of the river flows on the Lower American and other rivers throughout the state, call the Department of Water Resources at (800) 952-5530, or visit their Website at www.dwr.water.ca.gov.

For additional river information: Sacramento County Department of Parks and Recreation (916) 875-6672.

Life Jackets

Free preservers at Sunrise
Photo By J. G. Wirt

 

In the summer 2008, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance that requires all children under the age of 13 to wear life preservers when in the portions of public waterways within the unincorporated area of Sacramento County. More about the ordinance here.

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