American River Conditions

Areal Flood Advisory

Issued:
5:53 PM PDT on April 23, 2017
Expires:
9:45 AM PDT on April 27, 2017
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 04/25 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Considerable cloudiness. Lows overnight in the low 50s.
Overcast
Wednesday 04/26 20%
Overcast
Cloudy. High 69F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 04/27 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 73F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 04/28 0%
Partly Cloudy
Mostly sunny skies with gusty winds developing during the afternoon. High 72F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Clear
Saturday 04/29 0%
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 78F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Sunday 04/30 0%
Clear
Sunny. High near 80F. 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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