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13 Facts About American River
The American River watershed supports Mediterranean, temperate, and montane ecosystems, and it is the home of a diverse array of fish and wildlife.
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Lands east of the American River watershed divide drain into Lake Tahoe, which flows into the Truckee River.
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American River watershed crosses multiple climate zones due to the large range in elevations.
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Sacramento County in particular, where the main stem American River is located, is known for its cool winters and hot summers, with low average precipitation.
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Fourteen environmental watershed groups are shown to be active in the Upper American River Watershed by the Adopt A Watershed Program of the U S EPA.
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The American River Conservancy protects the American River watershed to preserve the cultural and historic values of the river systems and the landscapes surround them.
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The American River has lost some of its natural flow and riverbed because of water projects and diversions.
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The American River is a clean, biodiverse river that people can safely swim in and do other recreational activities in.
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