View Full Version : FYI for boaters & Kayakers on the American River

09-20-2013, 12:27 PM
Salmon restoration in American River worries some kayakers, rafters - Our Region - The Sacramento Bee (http://www.sacbee.com/2013/09/18/5745632/salmon-restoration-in-american.html)

A project to improve salmon spawning habitat in the American River has some kayakers and rafters concerned that they may lose a favorite area of rapids.

Sometime this week, workers plan to carve a notch through this new layer of gravel to create a deeper place for boats to pass. The notch will be visible as a V-shaped feature in the water, which most boaters know to watch for as they navigate a river

Until the project is done, a kayaker attached to the construction project patrols the river upstream, usually in the afternoons. Equipped with a radio, he or she alerts equipment operators to move out of the river if any boats are coming