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    • Sacramento River Flood Control

    • 1937
    • Taken on January 29, 1937, this photograph reveals efforts to bolster a levee along the Sacramento River near Sacramento.
    • 1977
    • Railroad Trestles at a Flooded Out Del Paso Boulevard

    • 1927
    • A flooded Del Paso Boulevard is the subject of this February 1927 photograph. A rain and wind storm on February 16/17 pushed the American and Sacramento Rivers over their banks. In spite of the flooded artery, residential sections of North...
    • 890b
    • Revetment and Levee

    • 1937
    • In this October 1937 photograph, a revetment borders a section of the Sacramento River. Efforts to strengthen the levee system within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Flood Control Project were especially vigorous after the March 1936 breach of several...
    • 285
    • Revetment Construction along the River

    • 1936
    • In this July 1936 photograph, a crew constructs a revetment along an unstable portion of the Sacramento River levee. A year prior to the photograph, the California State Board of Reclamation demanded of the Federal Government greater funding of...
    • 283
    • Yolo Bypass Weir

    • 1934
    • Flood waters rush their way through the Yolo Bypass Weir in this January 4, 1934, photograph. Several automobiles can be seen above as well as a few spectators.
    • 1361a
    • Sacramento River Levee Road

    • 1950
    • This circa 1950 aerial photograph shows a levee road built along the Sacramento River's bank. Also visible are long stretches of prime Sacramento Delta farm land.
    • 1635
    • Revetment Construction along the River

    • 1940
    • A work crew toils away at constructing a portion of the revetment along the Sacramento River in this July 1940 photograph. Just days prior to this, Colonel Warren T. Hannum of the Army Corps of Engineers declared that the Sacramento Valley's levee...
    • 284
    • Rainbow Bridge on American River

    • 1997
    • This photograph from January 1997 shows a swelled American River rushing below Folsom's Rainbow Bridge. Despite protection from of one of the most elaborate flood control systems in the world, the El Nino-attributed New Year's storms forced water...
    • 1658d
    • Levee Erosion along the American River

    • 1980
    • This circa 1980 photograph shows an example of levee erosion along the north bank of the American River, near the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers. A series of dislodged trees and protruding roots hang angled over the River. Long...
    • 2413
    • Del Paso Boulevard

    • 1931
    • A few cars move along under a railroad underpass on Del Paso Boulevard in this April 29, 1931 view. A sign posted at the side of the road reads 'Middle Lane for Passing Only'.
    • 1437
    • Spectators and the Suction Dredger "Papoose"

    • 1950
    • Four men look on as the suction dredger "Papoose" operates on the Sacramento River in this circa 1950 photograph. The soil recovered by the dredger was used for levee reinforcement.
    • 1116
    • Suction Dredger "Papoose" on the Sacramento River

    • 1950
    • Taken in circa 1950, this photograph shows the suction dredger "Papoose" at work along the Sacramento River. The material brought to the surface by the dredger was then transferred to nearby levees.
    • 1117
    • Dredger at work

    • 1930
    • Photograph, taken circa 1930, of a dredger. The dirt was used to reinforce and build levees along the Sacramento River.
    • 1125
    • Dredger at work

    • 1930
    • Photograph, taken circa 1930, of a dredger. The dirt retrieved was used to reinforce and build levees along the Sacramento River.
    • 1127
    • Dredger at work

    • 1930
    • Photograph, taken circa 1930, of a dredger. The dirt was used to reinforce and build levees along the Sacramento River.
    • 1128
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' "Rio Vista"

    • 1930
    • Photographed in 1930, this U.S. Army Corps of Engineers snag boat is from the Rio Vista Marine facility. The Facility was established circa 1923 and was used by Army Corps of Engineers until 1952, at which time it became a boat storage facility...
    • 1146
    • Causeway Over Yolo Basin Between Sacramento and Davis

    • 1935
    • Shown in circa 1935 is the Yolo Causeway. Built in 1916 for 400,000 dollars, the 3.2-mile-long span possessed one lane for each direction. Its construction ended the alienation between the San Francisco Bay area and Sacramento Valley that occured...
    • BBSAC071

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