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Hike to the Lost city beneath Folsom Lake Ca. Off Salmon Falls Rd. when lake level is low.

Aerial image of historic structures in low water level Folsom Lake. North Fork Ditch, railroad grade.

Low water at Folsom Lake, 2012, reveals top of old irrigation canal. Life before the dam.

Rattlesnake Bar, Gwynn's, Bridge abutments at low water level, Folsom Lake

Timbers from possible 19th century bridge crossing exposed in low water of Folsom Lake.

Folsom Lake low water level showing historical cuts in landscape.

Baby salmon are measured, weighed and tagged Wednesday morning before being released into flooded rice fields northwest of Sacramento. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

Emma Cox releases baby salmon into enclosures in flooded rice fields northwest of Sacramento. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

Flooded rice field is tested as salmon nursery in Yolo Bypass - Sacramento Bee - select photo to view article.

Sacramento River Flood Control - who's really at risk?

Areas of Sacramento County where flood insurance is required

Old Town Sacramento (1862) sits on top of the original site which was prone to severe flooding

Flooded Sacramento

Sacramento planning in case of emergency flooding

1866. The Levee and Steamers at Sacramento City, California

What would you do if you knew that you were 15 ft below sea level? The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta's islands would be completely submerged if it weren't for it's levee system. How much longer before we have a disaster like Katrina? Are these islands worth saving? Source: Calif. Dept. of Water Resources (1995)

Weather Extremes : California's Downtown Sacramento - Jan 1862 - Photo from the Bancroft Library Collection - UC Berkeley - Superstorm: The USGS ARkstorm Report and the Great Flood of 1862 | Weather Underground

Old Sacramento Underground tours

old sacramento underground

Patrap's WunderBlog : Sacramento Levee Risk,a Disaster in waiting | Weather Underground

"Buried in Anonymity, and Ignominy," By JESSE McKINLEY When the remains in 36 graves at an African-American cemetery were moved to make way for a lake, they were reburied under tombstones with a racial epithet. Too: But for the better part of five decades, the most notable tombstones at Mormon Island were those without names: 36 anonymous decedents whose grave markers shared a single, shocking label: “Moved from Nigger Hill Cemetery.”

Mormon Island grave relocation project.

Low water at Folsom Lake, 2012, reveals top of old irrigation canal. Life before the dam.

Fish Weir Structure at Nimbus Fish Hatchery - The weir super structure is installed annually to guide spawning Chinook salmon into the hatchery fish ladder. Folsom Dam, Folsom Reservoir and Nimbus Dam are located about 25 miles east of Sacramento, CA, and are features of the Central Valley Project.