The Sacramento County Department of Regional Parks
is temporarily closing three boat launches to motorized boat launching along the American River due to low water levels. The closures will only affect motorized boat launching at the Howe and Watt river access and Upper Sunrise recreation area boat launches.
These temporary closures begin today (Sept. 10, 2021) and will remain in place until further notice.
“Releases from Nimbus Dam are down to 550 cubic feet per second to conserve storage in Folsom Reservoir,” said Liz Bellas, Director of Regional Parks. “The water levels are just too low for boats to safely get in and out at these access points. We will continue to monitor these boat launches and will open them when it is safe to do so.”