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American River - california
Updated June 20, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

Streamflow 6460 cfs
Average 2000 cfs
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Runnable Min 800 cfs
Runnable Max 6000 cfs
Gradient 4 FPM
Length 11 Miles
Class II- to II
Current Weather 96° Hot
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Streamflow Conditions

Sunrise Avenue to Watt Avenue is currently TOO HIGH to be paddled with large holes and dangerous drops. We don't recommended paddling Sunrise Avenue To Watt Avenue today. Paddlers are advised to exercise caution with streamflow levels at 6460cfs, about 222% above the average runnable rate of 2000cfs. Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the American River are between a bare minimum of 800cfs and a high of 6000cfs. 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.

Run Overview

This class II- to II journey is accessible from 3 different boat launch points along the American River. Paddlers should prepare for the 1 class II- to II whitewater rapids along this run. Weather on the river today will be sunny and hot, with a high near 96. south southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable.

Season Begins: January & Ends: December

Whitewater Rapids

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

Weather Overview: 96° Today, Hot

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Sunny, with a high near 88. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west northwest in the morning. to sunny and hot, with a high near 96. south southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 88° - 96°

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