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    • Folsom Dam Dedication May 5, 1956

    • 1956
    • This May 4, 1956, program accompanied the opening of the Folsom Dam. Prior to the official dedication, attendees were entertained by water skiing, motor boat racing and an air show in the newly forged Folsom Lake.
    • EC-GOV-b07f02i02
    • 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
    • Under Construction

    • 1954
    • This circa 1954 document provides detailed steps on the construction of the Folsom Dam, built by the Army Corps of Engineers. The dam is located 26-miles northeast of Sacramento.
    • EC-GOV-b07f02i08
    • 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
    • Dredging the Sacramento River, California

    • 1910
    • This divided-back card made in America by the Mitchell Company of San Francisco was postmarked September20, 1910 and sent from the Jameson Ranch in Marysville to East Oakland via boat. River-dredging for gold was conducted with permit by licensed...
    • BBSAC700
    • A Sacramento Saga

    • 1946
    • This 1946 brochure is one of 3,000 printed to promote the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce's history "A Sacramento Saga," written by Sacramento Union news writer Myrtle Shaw Lord. Covering the chamber's first 50 years, the book sold for three dollars...
    • EC-CHA-b01f02i01
    • 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
    • Yolo Bypass Weir

    • 1934
    • This January 4, 1934, photograph shows the Yolo Bypass Weir in operation. Several automobiles are visibile along the roadway.
    • 1361b
    • Yolo Bypass Weir

    • 1934
    • This January 4, 1934, photograph shows the release of the flood waters from the Yolo Bypass weir into the Yolo Bypass. Built in 1916, the structure straddles nearly 2,000 feet of the Sacramento River's west bank. The structure itself was composed...
    • 1361c
    • Yolo Bypass Weir

    • 1934
    • Several cars move their way along the top of the Yolo Bypass Weir in this January 4, 1934, photograph.
    • 1361d
    • American River near Folsom

    • 1997
    • Rapids fill the flooded American River near Folsom in this January 1997 photograph. The Folsom Dam's ability to control the amount of release from Folsom Lake was crucial in minimizing the volume of water running downstream toward Sacramento. ...
    • 1655e
    • 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

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