Sacramento County Parks Director Jeff Leatherman says the "Rage on the River" participants will be allowed to drink on the river, "It's been going on for a handful of years. There was an event similar to this back in June that we didn't have any significant problems associated with the event down in the lower part of the river near Discovery Park. So, we don't anticipate any problems this time."
Rage on the River is not be confused with the "Rafting Gone Wild" event that took place farther up the river in July. That ended with several brawls and dozens of people arrested or injured.
The Rage on the River event does present the first test of the County's new policy allowing the Parks Director to ban alcohol on the river if he feels there is a danger to the public.
As many as two dozen officers and park rangers will be patrolling.