The summer recreation season isn't over just yet, and Sacramento County Regional Parks
wants to make sure people are being safe and staying healthy while soaking up those fleeting summer moments in the Lower American River.
Informational signs are posted at common river access locations with historically high E. coli readings such as Discovery Park Boat Launch, Tiscornia Beach and Howe Avenue River Access.
Here are our suggested healthy swimming habits for anyone enjoying public lakes, rivers and waterways:
- Do not drink recreational water or use the water for cooking.
- Do not enter the water if you have cuts or open sores, as these are pathways for bacteria to enter your body.
- Avoid algae blooms (brightly colored water) and trash in the water.
- Wash your hands or shower after swimming.
- Pay attention and follow any warning signs and postings. Do not access a water body if posted warnings indicate it is not safe to do so.
- Contact your healthcare provider if you have concerns regarding your health after swimming in recreational waters.