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Whitewater River Run

California American River

Sunrise Avenue To Watt Avenue

Class II- TO II


Too High
81°, Mostly Sunny

The Sunrise Avenue to Watt Avenue river run on the American River in California is a leisurely Class I float suitable for families and beginners. The best time to float this section of water is during spring and early summer when the water levels are typically around 2,000-5,000 cfs. The river run is characterized by occasional riffles and mild rapids, with a few obstacles such as low bridges and downed trees to watch out for. Overall, this section of the American River is a peaceful and scenic float that's perfect for a relaxing day on the water.

Weather today, Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. South southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.

Status Too High
Class Level II- to II
Elevation 79 ft
Run Length 11.0 Mi
Gradient 4 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 15500 cfs
Gauge Height 11.8 ft
Reporting Streamgage American R A Fair Oaks Ca
USGS 11446500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Sacramento R Deep Water Ship Channel Nr Rio Vista
USGS 11455335
9,620 cfs 23.3 ft
S Mokelumne R A New Hope Br Nr Walnut Grove Ca
USGS 11336680
1,100 cfs ft
San Joaquin R A Jersey Point Ca
USGS 11337190
19,200 cfs 7.8 ft
False R Nr Oakley Ca
USGS 11313440
9,370 cfs 19.2 ft
Cache Slough A S Liberty Island Nr Rio Vista Ca
USGS 11455315
3,620 cfs 7.1 ft
Cache Slough Ab Ryer Island Ferry Nr Rio Vista Ca
USGS 11455385
43,200 cfs 10.6 ft
Dutch Slough Bl Jersey Island Rd A Jersey Island
USGS 11313433
4,600 cfs 6.2 ft
Old R A Quimby Island Nr Bethel Island Ca
USGS 11313434
6,670 cfs 7.2 ft
N Mokelumne Nr Walnut Grove Ca
USGS 11336685
16,600 cfs 25.6 ft
Sacramento R A Rio Vista Ca
USGS 11455420
691 cfs 7.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Placer County Fair RV None 163 ft
Cal Expo RV Park None 26 ft
Beals Point - Folsom Lake State Rec Area 69 486 ft
Rancho Seco Rec Area None 252 ft
Peninsula - Folsom Lake State Rec Area 100 792 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Sunrise Avenue to Watt Avenue 15500.0cfs 11.0 Mi II- to II
Chili Bar 2630.0cfs 8.0 Mi III to IV
Coloma to Greenwood - (C to G) 2630.0cfs 5.0 Mi II to III-
Yankee Jim Road to Ponderosa Way (Shirttail) 2630.0cfs 5.0 Mi II to III
Greenwood to Mammoth Bar 2630.0cfs 7.0 Mi II to II+

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