# American River Flows
Here you can find information on current conditions and future pojections of flows on the American River.If you are planning a trip for 2017, flows will likely be high until the very end of June. July 1st and later we should see more moderate flows, that are still above normal flows.
## A Guide to Flows on the American River
* Flows are measured in cubic feet per second (CFS).
* Average flows on the American River during summer months are between 1500-3000CFS. These flows are, under most conditions, considered casual “float trips”.
* Flows are fairly mellow, but we do recommend participants know how to swim and **ALWAYS WEAR YOUR LIFE VEST**.
## Flow Projections
As we enter July flows will be in the 3500 CFS range and should decrease as summer progresses.