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CAUTION - HIGH WATER

Wear appropriate cold weather gear and use advanced boating skills.  Be prepared for changing water levels

El Dorado County adopted an updated River Management Plan in November 2001 to improve the County's management of whitewater recreation on the South Fork of the American River below Chili Bar Dam. The County's goals are to preserve the river corridor's environmental resources; protect the area's rural character; reduce conflicts between residents and boaters; and maintain a quality whitewater boating experience.