American River Conditions

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Friday 07/21 0%
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Sunny. High 97F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Saturday 07/22 0%
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Sunny skies. High 101F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Sunday 07/23 0%
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Sunny. High 101F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Monday 07/24 0%
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Sunny skies. High 94F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Tuesday 07/25 0%
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Mainly sunny. High 93F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Wednesday 07/26 0%
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A mainly sunny sky. High 96F. Winds SW 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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