Rafters not so wild this yearLoading
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    A large number of officers gather at Rossmoor Park along the American River in Rancho Cordova on Saturday, July 13, 2013. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Law enforcement officers prepared with 'flex cuffs' gather at Rossmoor Park along the American River in Rancho Cordova on Saturday, July 13, 2013. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    A vast number of signs were posted along the along the American River Bike and Recreation Trail, like this one in Rancho Cordova on Saturday, July 13, 2013. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    James Koppert, Paramedic student at California Regional Fire Academy, hands out life jackets to rafters who did not have their own along the American River in Rancho Cordova on Saturday, July 13, 2013. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    "GG," left, wears a life jacket as owner Brannan Velten of Gold River keeps him on a leash along the American River in Rancho Cordova on Saturday, July 13, 2013. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Hoards of rafters enter the water near Sunrise Blvd. along the American River in Rancho Cordova on Saturday, July 13, 2013. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Park Ranger David Gaynor inspects a rafter's bottle that turned out to contain alcohol along the American River in Rancho Cordova on Saturday, July 13, 2013. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    A rafter carries his raft to the water near Sunrise Blvd along the American River in Rancho Cordova on Saturday, July 13, 2013. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    A rafter empties several cans of beer before being allowed onto the river near Sunrise Blvd. along the American River in Rancho Cordova on Saturday, July 13, 2013. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Sacramento Sheriff's deputies arrest a rafter along the American River in Rancho Cordova on Saturday, July 13, 2013. According to authorities on scene, the rafter was in possession of alcohol and marijuana, and was cited. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Sacramento Sheriff's deputies arrest a rafter along the American River in Rancho Cordova on Saturday, July 13, 2013. According to authorities on scene, the rafter was in possession of alcohol and marijuana, and was cited. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Ramon Lopez of Hayward, top, dives from a bluff over the top of a raft into the water along the American River in Rancho Cordova on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Lopez and a group of friends peacefully enjoyed a day on the river. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    A Park Ranger discovers glass bottles of alcohol in a cooler along the American River in Rancho Cordova on Saturday, July 13, 2013. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    With a conspicuous police presence, hundreds of rafters float peacefully along the American River in Rancho Cordova on Saturday, July 13, 2013. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    A Sacramento Sheriff's deputy patrols the river banks along the American River in Rancho Cordova on Saturday, July 13, 2013. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Rafters party on the water along the American River in Carmichael on Saturday, July 13, 2013. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Rafters congregate on the river bank near Ancil Hoffman Park along the American River in Carmichael on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Authorities cleared the river bank when the number of rafters reached a level they thought could become troublesome. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    Rafters congregate on the river bank near Ancil Hoffman Park along the American River in Carmichael on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Authorities cleared the river bank when the number of rafters reached a level they thought could become troublesome. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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    A Park Ranger holds alcohol infused gelatin called 'Jello Shots' left behind by rafters Near Ancil Hoffman Park along the American River in Carmichael on Saturday, July 13, 2013. County park rangers Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the CHP were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. Authorities were expecting numerous arrests, but the day was relatively peaceful, and sober, with only a few citations. An alcohol ban was in place for the American River Parkway, and authorities enforced the law requiring every rafter to have a lifejacket.
    Randall Benton | RBenton@sacbee.com
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