American River Conditions

Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 11/13 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. High near 65F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Wednesday 11/14 0%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 69F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 11/15 0%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 69F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Friday 11/16 0%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High around 70F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 11/17 0%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 67F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 11/18 0%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 65F. Winds light and variable.

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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