Sacramento, California - On Friday, April 27, 2012, between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., the Bureau of Reclamation will increase releases from Folsom Dam into the lower American River from the current 5,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 7,000 cfs to help manage the filling of Folsom Reservoir due to rain and snow melt runoff from the mountains.

Seattle, Washington (NAPSI) - Before taking to the waterways, plot a course to safety. GEICO Insurance Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard recommend the following: