American River

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American River
American River CA.jpg
The American River near Fair Oaks
Map of the American River watershed. It includes the North, Middle, and South forks of the river as well as Rubicon River, a tributary of the Middle Fork.
Physical characteristics
MouthSacramento River
Length50 km

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.

Tributaries[change | change source]