whitewater

Drought reduces whitewater releases on Middle Fork American River

Whitewater outfitters on the American River’s middle fork in Placer County are facing fewer trips this summer. Upstream releases of surging water that buoy rafting trips on ...

Assured flows keep American River whitewater rafting afloat in drought

Assured flows from upstream reservoirs are providing the promise of an active rafting season for American River whitewater outfitters – even in the face of a fourth year of d ...

Drought no hindrance to raft tours

The rafting industry in Placer County isn’t suffering, despite low snow melt and ongoing drought conditions throughout the state. According to local rafting companies, the o ...

Newly opened river stretch blends natural, manmade thrills

The historic Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge serves as a reminder of the rich history of the Auburn area shortly after the rafts hit the water just past the confluence of the Nor ...

Death serves as safety reminder along American River

The American River has been utilized by gold miners, power companies and has served as a water source for towns and cities along the way. It can also be used for recreational activ ...

Authorities look into cause of death of rafter on North Fork American River run

AUBURN CA - A Rohnert Park man has died while whitewater rafting on the North Fork of the American River near Colfax and authorities are looking into the possibility of a fatal hea ...

Rafter dies in North Fork American River

AUBURN CA - A Rohnert Park man has died in the North Fork of the American River near Colfax, while whitewater rafting, authorities have reported. The man has been identified as Sta ...

Auburn-area rivers running weaker but still cause for caution

Whitewater rafting outfitters are finally looking at low-enough river flows to put them back on the upper Middle Fork of the American River and through the famed Tunnel Chute. Tri ...

Warm weather’s arrival brings Sierra meltdown concerns

Records show the snow has piled up in the Sierra further into the spring than any other time over the past 65 years. Now it’s time for the meltdown. Just how fast the snowpack ...

Exploring new whitewater

Michael Juarez relishes in the thrill of exploring uncharted territory. With just the hard shell of his kayak standing between him and the elements, Juarez, who owns Whitewater Ph ...

Raft fees going up in Auburn State Recreation Area

Raft fees going up in Auburn State Recreation Area By Gus Thomson Journal Staff Writer State Parks will be asking river-rafting businesses to dig deeper into their pockets a ...

Auburn River Festival judged wet and wildly successful, could get bigger

The inaugural Auburn River Festival made a big enough splash to have organizers already talking excitedly about next year. Guy Cables, an Auburn kayak rental business owner and me ...

Don’t glorify unsafe behavior

I applaud your efforts to assist our community with your recent magazine insert on fire and water safety. However, in the section “On the River” (June 18), you included a pict ...

Kicking up ideas for Auburn

You may say they’re a dreamer. But with the economy tanking and communities like Auburn from one side of the nation to the other looking for ways to promote themselves and bring ...