American River facts for kids

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American River
Country United States
Physical characteristics
River mouth Sacramento River
Length 50 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.


  • North Fork American River
    • Middle Fork American River
  • South Fork American River

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