American River

Watershed Code: 
American watershed boundary

The American River Watershed is located in the northern Sierra Nevada. This watershed has the second largest number of hydropower facilities at 19. There are 95,883 people living within the boundaries (2000 Census), making it the most populated of the 15 watersheds in this study.

Basic watershed data

Watershed area (km2) 4,821
Total number of dams 27
Total number of powerhouses 19
Total length of conveyances (km)
Note: conveyance length may include portions that extend beyond the watershed boundary.