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    • Nimbus Dam on the American River

    • 1997
    • This January 1997 photograph shows the Nimbus Dam on a flooded American River. At the height of New Year's storms, the river was gushing out of the dam at 115,000 cubic feet per second, a marked difference from the 5,000 that the structure was...
    • 1657
    • Rainbow Bridge on American River

    • 1997
    • The Rainbow Bridge is the scene of a flooded American River near Folsom in January 1997. The American River's Nimbus and Folsom dams were able control much of the water volume and pressure moving toward the levees along the lower river, thus...
    • 1658a
    • Andrus and Tyler Islands, Lower Sacramento River, California

    • 1930
    • This circa 1930 photograph shows high waters between both Andrus and Taylor Islands along the Sacramento River Delta. The seven thousand acre Andrus Island was named after George Andrus who settled the area in 1852. By the dawn of the...
    • BBSAC722
    • Flood at Del Paso Boulevard

    • 1927
    • A flooded Del Paso Boulevard in 1927. The photograph shows the flood past its peak, with people holding umbrellas and walking on a less-flooded portion of the street.
    • 890a
    • Rainbow Bridge on American River

    • 1997
    • In this January 1997 photograph, waters of a flooded American River tear below Folsom's Rainbow Bridge. At the time of the flood, only seven percent of Sacramento properties absorbing damage held flood insurance. Overall, and at the time of the...
    • 1658b
    • Sacramento River as Viewed from I Street Bridge

    • 1930
    • This circa 1930 photograph captures a cresting Sacramento River, as seen from the I Street Bridge, looking north. To the right of the frame is the smoke-belching Pacific Gas and Electric power station. To the left of it, is the city filtration...
    • 1192
    • Rainbow Bridge on American River

    • 1997
    • Torrents of water make their way down the American River near Folsom's 80-year-old Rainbow Bridge in January 1997. Spanning a week-and-a-half from New Year's Day, storms and resulting rains were responsible for the destruction of over 2,676 homes...
    • 1658c
    • 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
    • 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
    • Flood at Del Paso Boulevard

    • 1927
    • Pictured in 1927 is a flooded Del Paso Boulevard. The Woodlake Service Station at 1212 Del Paso Boulevard is partially submerged. Noteworthy is the advertisement of gasoline at 19 cents a gallon. The station was vacated by after the flood, only...
    • 891
    • California State Capitol in 1879

    • 1879
    • This 1879 photograph captures a youngish California State Capitol building as viewed from the corner of Tenth and L Streets. The building's raised posture was due to a desire to avoid flooding. Accordingly, in 1862, workers hauled wheelbarrows of...
    • 206
    • Floods; J Street near Front Street

    • 1861
    • This photograph, looking east, of a deluged J Street near Fourth Street captures the scale of the flood of December 1861. In the foreground is a sign for dentist W.H. Thomas, and the dry goods store of Patrick O'Connell and Jonathon Ryan. Just...
    • 883b
    • Central Pacific Railroad and China Slough

    • 1868
    • This spring 1868 picture – as taken from the roof of the Pioneer Milling Company at Front and G Streets – shows the Central Pacific Railroad as it ran along the northerly section of China Slough, also known as Sutter Lake or Sutter Slough. At...
    • 862
    • Sacramento River Docks and the Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge

    • 1926
    • Taken on February 4, 1926, this photograph shows a high rising Sacramento River. The waterfronts and shipping facilities for both Sacramento proper, on the right, and the village of Broderick, on the left, are also visibile. Also visible is the...
    • 1194
    • 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

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