American River

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American River
A map showing the American River
Origin Sierra Nevada
Mouth Sacramento River
Basin countries United States
Length 50 km
Avg. discharge 104 m3/s
Basin area 5,568 km2

The American River is a river in northern California in the United States. It is a tributary of the Sacramento River. The river starts in the Sierra Nevada and flows west through the city of Sacramento. The river is 50 km long with a watershed of 5,600 square kilometres (2,200 sq mi).

Folsom Dam and Folsom Lake are located on the American river east of Sacramento.

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