Sacramento River

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Sacramento River
Sacramento river delta p1080765.jpg
Origin Klamath Mountains
Mouth Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Basin countries United States
Length 447 mi (719 km)
Avg. discharge 23,490 cu ft/s (665 m3/s)
Basin area 27,580 sq mi (71,400 km2)

The Sacramento River is a river in California in the United States. It flows through the Sacramento Valley in northern California, and is about 445 miles (716 km) long. The Sacramento has many tributaries, including the Pit, Feather and American Rivers. Cities along the river include Redding and Sacramento.

Native people have inhabited the region for about 12,000 years. The Sacramento River's tributaries were the focus of the California Gold Rush, which brought many settlers to the area in the 1800s. Today, the river is used as a source of irrigation water and to produce hydroelectricity.

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