Banquet Piece, Pieter Claez

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Floods of 1861-1862

 Is it bad to want this much water?
From the History of Alameda County, 1878
The Continuance and Severity of Winter Rains 1862 reports on the flooding all over California.

The Smithsonian reported on "California Megaflood: Lessons from a Forgotten Catastrophe".

And of course this spiffy graph that shows that we have experienced this much water in our lifetimes. However, we now have dammed rivers. Is that the difference?

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