The Rivers' Flow

The Rivers' Flow (HMA87)

Location: West Sacramento, CA 95605 Yolo County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 34.99', W 121° 30.527'

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West Sacramento River Walk

Prior to European settlement in the mid-1800s, river flows in the valley changed with the seasons: spring torrents followed by low water during the summer. Construction of dams and other flood control measures during the mid-to late 1950s tamed the surrounding rivers' unpredictable levels, but also destroyed the floodwaters' natural role in clearing old debris and silt from the channel. Farmlands protected by levees no longer receive nourishing silt provided by periodic flooding.

The Sacramento River followed a meandering course of oxbow bends, islands, and sandbars before the banks were stabilized and fortified to prevent flooding.
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HM NumberHMA87
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Placed ByCity of West Sacramento
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 5:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 629884 N 4271576
Decimal Degrees38.58316667, -121.50878333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.99', W 121° 30.527'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 59.40" N, 121° 30' 31.62" W
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Area Code(s)916, 530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 651 2nd St, West Sacramento CA 95605, US
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