American River Conditions

Chance of Rain
Tuesday 01/16 80%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with light rain this morning. High 59F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 01/17 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 59F. Winds light and variable.
Rain
Thursday 01/18 90%
Rain
Cloudy skies with periods of rain later in the day. High around 55F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Chance of Rain
Friday 01/19 40%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning with some clearing in the afternoon. High 51F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Clear
Saturday 01/20 20%
Clear
Sunny skies. High 53F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Rain
Sunday 01/21 80%
Rain
Showers early, becoming a steady rain later in the day. High 49F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.

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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