American River's reduced water flow quickly evident

7:19 PM, Jan 10, 2014   |    comments
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  • American River in Sacramento County, Jan. 10, 2014
  • Exposed American River bed, Jan. 10, 2014

The water flow from Nimbus Dam on the American River in Sacramento has been reduced to 500 cubic feet per second, less than a third of the normal January flow.

The impact of the low water level can be seen on carcasses of spawning salmon left high and dry on exposed riverbed to expanding gravel beds farther downstream.  


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