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EID Urges Caution Around Streams and Rivers

Be Cautious of Dangerously Cold Water Temperatures and High Water Flows

Post Date:05/07/2019 11:45 AM

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Contact: Jesse Saich, Communications and Media Relations Manager, (530) 642-4127,

Placerville, Calif. —EID urges caution when approaching local area streams and rivers. As the weather temperatures raise, snow in higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada are beginning to melt causing higher and more random water flow patterns. The snowmelt also keeps water at dangerously cold temperatures.

During snowmelt, local streams and rivers—including Caples Creek and the South and Silver forks of the American River—can be hazardous due to high flows and frigid water temperatures. These factors can make recreation areas and trail crossings along streams treacherous and unusable well into the summer recreation season.

Be safe by preparing ahead; check trail websites and wear a life jacket when recreating in or around water areas.

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