Folsom Dam Releases Increased to 11,000 CFS

Flows from Folsom Dam into the American River were increased June 28 from 8,000 to 11,000 cubic feet per second in anticipation of yesterday’s storm.

Flows at 10,000 cfs or higher may result in some low-lying areas of Discovery Park, Campus Commons and segments of the American River Parkway bike trail becoming inundated, the Bureau of Reclamation warned. 

Anyone recreating in or along the lower American River, downstream of Nimbus Dam to the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers, should take appropriate safety precautions during periods of high river flows.

Daily information on expected flows in the American River can be found at the California Data Exchange Center.