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Boy, 15, Pulled From Middle Fork Of American River, Pronounced Dead

A 15-year-old died while trying to swim in the Middle Fork of the American River Friday morning, authorities say.


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Families Flock To American River On Third Year Of Holiday Alcohol Ban

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.


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Fishermen Brave Rain On Russian River In Advance Of Ban

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.



American River Fishing Could Be Banned Because Of Drought

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.


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Folsom Dam Outflow Slashed Nearly In Half Amid Historically Dry California Winter

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.


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Authorities Call Off Search Near Overturned Boat In American River

Sacramento Fire Department’s DART divers searched the American River near Highway 160 near an overturned boat.



Strong Salmon Season Predicted In Rivers After Many Down Years

The Department of Fish and Wildlife says we’re in store for an above-normal salmon season. So many are already coming upstream from the ocean, you can see them slapping up against the weir at the Nimbus Hatchery.


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UPDATED: Body Of Missing Citrus Hights Man Pulled Out Of American River

Sacramento investigators pulled the body of a missing Citrus Heights man out of the American River Friday morning.



Search For Arsonist Intensifies Along American River

The search for an arsonist has intensified along the American River in Rancho Cordova after four fires burned in the area in five days.


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Firefighters Call Rancho Cordova Grassfire Suspicious, Have Suspect Descriptions

Firefighters are calling Friday’s 40-acre grassfire along the American River suspicious, and investigators have several suspect descriptions from witnesses who saw people leaving the area where the fire started.



Alcohol Ban Helps Tame Annual Rafters Gone Wild On American River

Sacramento’s “Rafters Gone Wild” weekend may not be as wild as it used to be thanks to this year’s booze ban.



Rafting Gone Wild Prompts Alcohol Ban On American River

An alcohol ban is planned this weekend on the American River because of an event called Rafting Gone Wild.