Authorities are searching for a Folsom man who went missing while rafting on the South Fork of the American River over the weekend.
No homes burned in the July 4 fire, but smoke from the 160-acre blaze postponed a Sacramento Republic FC match and nearly meant the cancellation of the Cal Expo fireworks show.
The fire broke out this afternoon and did not damage any structures. But when things seemed to be quieting down in the battle against the 30-acre blaze, flames got into live power lines, causing them to arc.
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Even with smoke settling around Cal Expo from the afternoon fire, families we spoke to say they didn’t want to miss the show.
People are being allowed inside of Cal Expo to watch tonight’s fireworks display, after a fire burned dangerously close to the park.
It’s a huge party every year when thousands of people flock to the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers for “Rage on the River.”
A 15-year-old died while trying to swim in the Middle Fork of the American River Friday morning, authorities say.
A holiday alcohol ban along the American River appears to be working, as the booze-filled floating Memorial Day parties have become a thing of the past.
All this rain likely won’t have an impact on fishing in local rivers. A Russian River fishing ban is still expected to begin later this month.
These days, the American River resembles more of a creek these days. It’s why wildlife leaders are likely to ban fishing at Nimbus Dam until the end of April.
The Bureau of Reclamation is drastically cutting back on water releases from the Folsom Dam into the American River from 800 cubic feet per second to just 500 cfs by Friday.