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HISTORY ENTHUSIASTS and State Park docents explore the riverbed of the South Fork of the American River and a diversion dam that has been exposed by low water levels at Folsom Lake. The dam, located just downstream from the Salmon Falls Bridge, was built in 1868, and diverted water into two channels that flowed along each side of the river.

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Low water reveals history

By From page A1 | November 20, 2013

Like some long-deserted city, the shoreline of the American River near Salmon Falls is littered here and there with the scattered remains of an old diversion dam and ditches.

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