The year’s first float

Stats regarding 2016’s first official tube down the Sac

This past Saturday marked the first “official” float of the summer season, complete with DJ dancing and a rip-roaring party on Beer Can Beach. Folks from the Sacramento River Preservation Trust went out afterward to clean leftover trash—they praised the effort made by revelers to pick up after themselves, but still hauled away several bags full of what appeared to be mostly recyclable booze bottles. In addition, Aaron Wright, who oversees Lake Oroville and other nearby state recreation areas for California State Parks, released some numbers collected from local law enforcement:

• Approximately 2,200 tubers floated

• 29 public assists were made

• 15 rescues were made

• 4 people were transported to Enloe via ambulance due to alcohol-related issues

• 3 arrests were made (1 for DUI, 2 for resisting arrest)