The American River Re-gains Lost Channel!

Posted February 25, 2007 by Laura Armstrong

After over fifteen years of an un-used, bad idea dam site wastefully diverting the American River’s flows through a tiny opening too small for any human use, the tunnel is finally being closed! This means that below the confluence of the North and Middle Forks of the American River, a whole new stretch of beautiful canyon will be open for exploration. It is an incredibly accessible stretch of whitewater too, both in location and in difficulty. The Confluence is right on Highway 49 in between Coloma and Auburn, and the rapids don’t exceed easy Class III (if even that.)

Check out this article in the Auburn Journal for more details: Pump Up the Volume


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