the river levels rise! Unfortunately we've had a little too much rain recently and most of the rivers are a little too high. And with only a couple days off this week with a bunch of other stuff to take care off I wasn't interested in doing a full day of big water paddling and lots of driving. So I rounded up a couple other locals and we headed to the lower American river right here in town. It's dam controlled but they've been releasing huge amounts to make room in the lakes above for the huge amounts of rain water coming in to them. Normally the lower runs between 1,000 and 5,000 cfs throughout the year. Today it was at 21,000 cfs (we just missed 31,000 by a couple days...).
pictures from the day.