On a Saturday with sunshine, a breeze and temperatures in the mid-60s to 70s, these brave kayakers hit the raging South Yuba River. Take a look at them head down the river corridor, fed by cool and rushing water from the Sierra Nevada.
After being flooded for months, Discovery Park will open its gates Saturday for Memorial Day weekend, Sacramento County Regional Parks announced Wednesday. The 302-acre park closed in January during winter storms as heavy rains and high releases from Folsom Lake left it underwater. The popular summer destination sits at the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers.
Logan Robison, 24, of Sacramento, said he chose not to jump from the Rainbow Bridge in Folsom on Tuesday as a DART team and a State Parks patrol searched for the 13-year-old boy who jumped into the water Monday night and went missing.
Anticipating an increase in whitewater rafters in a year of record precipitation, outfitting company O.A.R.S. went to the swift-running American River for a recent training session to prepare rafting guides for the high water and challenging conditions they will face.
State biologists spent Monday in the small channel below the Fremont Weir at the top of the Yolo Bypass trying to wrangle salmon, sturgeon and other fish that get stranded every year when floodwaters recede.
After flows were halted Monday from Oroville Dam's fractured spillway, it severely reduced the levels on the Feather River downstream, stranding thousands of fish. State fish biologists are going to work through at least Saturday rescuing them.