Flood Control

Flood Control (HMA8C)

Location: West Sacramento, CA 95605 Yolo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 35.012', W 121° 30.522'

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West Sacramento River Walk

On January 15, 1850, the fledging City of Sacramento, consisting mostly of tents and simple wooden buildings, stood in 6 feet of water. Two weeks later, the community pledged $200,000 to levee construction. But before the levee system could be completely developed, the city was inundated 3 more times - In 1852-3, 1861-2, and 1867-8. Eventually, the levee construction was completed and the low-lying areas along the waterfront were filled in, resulting in the city's downtown streets being raised by approximately ten feet.

On New Years's Day, 1853, after a warm rain fell for 2 straight days, newspapers reported that at times there were 500 boats navigating J Street, and nearly every street in the city could be navigated by small boats.
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HM NumberHMA8C
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Placed ByCity of West Sacramento
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 2:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 629891 N 4271616
Decimal Degrees38.58353333, -121.50870000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 35.012', W 121° 30.522'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 35' 0.72" N, 121° 30' 31.32" 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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