January 2nd 1997, who remembers the flood?

New Year’s Day 1997: Northern California flood
A series of subtropical storms, collectively called a pineapple express, struck northern California from late December 1996 to early January 1997. December 1996 was one of the wettest Decembers on record.The Klamath River on California’s North Coast experienced significant flooding which led to the river permanently changing course in some areas.The Klamath National Forest experienced its worst flood since 1974. Unprecedented flows from rain surged into the Feather River basin while melted snow surged into the San Joaquin River basin. Rain fell at elevations up to 11,000 feet (3,400 m), prompting snow melt. The Cosumnes River, a tributary to the San Joaquin River, bore the brunt of the flooding. Sacramento was spared, though levee failures flooded Olivehurst, Arboga, Wilton, Manteca, and Modesto. Massive landslides in the Eldorado National Forest east of Sacramento closed U.S. Route 50. Damages totaled US$35 million (1997 dollars).-wikipedia.org/wiki/Floods_in_California

 

 

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