Become A Member

Already Have an Account? Login


Need an Account? Signup for Free


American River - california
Updated Oct. 21, 2019, 4 p.m.
II- to II
Feet / Mile
Streamflow 2710 cfs
Average 2000 cfs
Compare Seasons
Current Weather 78° Mostly Sunny
View Forecast
Map View

Weather on the river today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 78. south southwest wind 7 to 11 mph.

This run is accessible from 3 public boat access points along the American River.

Season Begins: January & Ends: December

Streamflow Conditions

The Sunrise Avenue to Watt Avenue is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 2710cfs, about 196% above the average runnable rate of 2000cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Sunrise Avenue To Watt Avenue are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at American R A Fair Oaks Ca.

Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the American River are between a bare minimum of 800cfs and a high of 6000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across 1 class II- to II obstacles as they float down this 11 mile stretch of the American River.

Whitewater Rapids

Obstacle Class Elevation
El Manto Rapid Class III- to III 59.1 Feet

Weather Overview: 78° Today, Mostly Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. South southeast wind 8 to 13 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. to mostly sunny, with a high near 78. south southwest wind 7 to 11 mph. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 69° - 78°

Nearby Run Conditions

Explore the latest streamflow conditions for local whitewater destinations on and around the American River.

Recommended Runs

Idledale to Morrison

View Report

Upper Narrows

View Report

Lower Narrows

View Report

Middle Narrows

View Report

Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out

View Report

Lower North Fork

View Report

Permitted Watercraft

Popular Whitewater Destinations

Leave a Review