American River Conditions

Clear
Friday 11/17 0%
Clear
Plenty of sunshine. High 61F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Saturday 11/18 0%
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 61F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 11/19 0%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High near 60F. Winds light and variable.
Rain
Monday 11/20 70%
Rain
Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 58F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Overcast
Tuesday 11/21 20%
Overcast
Cloudy. High 64F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 11/22 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 67F. Winds S 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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