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