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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Two pine trees and an ancient retaining wall are the backdrop for flooding along the American River, near Folsom in January 1997. The highest volume of water to fill the American equaled 115 cubic feet per second a figure which was considered safe...
    • 1655a
    • American River near Folsom

    • 1997
    • A darkened and flooded American River swells over its banks near Folsom in January 1997. The tropical, El Nino-style storm, which left 6.79 inches of rainfall in the Sacramento area, followed similar events in 1995, 1987, and 1982. Sacramento's...
    • 1655b
    • Flood of 1955, Tower Bridge

    • 1955
    • Pictured on December 24, 1955, is Sacramento’s Tower Bridge, overhanging a high running Sacramento River. During the days prior to and after Christmas 1955, northern California was hit with record rains that sent the American River to expand to...
    • 1741
    • American River near Folsom

    • 1997
    • A massive eddy forms in the flooded American River, near Folsom in January 1997. Sacramento County damages from the New's Day tropical storm -- often referred to as the Hawaiian Pineapple Express -- were estimated at 7 million dollars, with...
    • 1655c
    • Flood

    • 1934
    • Telephone (or power) poles fade into the distance next to an elevated road during a flood. This may be an early photograph of the Yolo Causeway.
    • 2221
    • American River near Folsom

    • 1997
    • Shown in January 1997 is a portion of the flooded American River, near Folsom. The power of a New Year's Day tropical storm drove an assortment of debris down the lower American River into Lake Folsom including parts of five cabins, 20 propane...
    • 1655d
    • 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
    • Negro Bar, American River

    • 1997
    • This January 1997 photograph captures a torrent of water innundating Negro Bar along the American River. By January 3, the entirety of the 23-mile-long American River Parkway had been submerged by way of the rain from New Year's storms, with the...
    • 1656
    • Flooded River

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    • A birdseye view of a bridge crossing the American River.
    • 2228
    • 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
    • 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

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