American River Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
Monday 01/21 0%
Mostly Cloudy
Mainly cloudy. High 56F. SE winds shifting to NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Tuesday 01/22 0%
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High 56F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Wednesday 01/23 10%
Clear
A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High 59F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 01/24 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High around 60F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Friday 01/25 10%
Clear
Sunny. High 63F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 01/26 0%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 62F. 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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