American River Conditions

Hydrologic Statement

Issued:
2:07 PM PDT on March 18, 2019
Expires:
4:07 PM PDT on March 19, 2019
Mostly Cloudy
Monday 03/18 0%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 50s.
Overcast
Tuesday 03/19 0%
Overcast
Cloudy. High 71F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 03/20 50%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with showers. High near 60F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday 03/21 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies. High 63F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Friday 03/22 70%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with light rain developing later in the day. High 61F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 03/23 50%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High 63F. SSW winds shifting to NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

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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