Snow melts into the South Fork of the American River located near White Hall along Highway 50 in El Dorado County.

With this season’s statewide snowpack at 237% of average as of April 3, California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways, the Department of Water Resources and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection are urging the public to take extra precautions and to be aware of cold-water dangers this spring to avoid a tragedy.




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