Development of the Lower Sacramento Valley Flood-Control System: Historical Perspective

@article{James2008DevelopmentOT,
  title={Development of the Lower Sacramento Valley Flood-Control System: Historical Perspective},
  author={L. Allan James and Michael Bliss Singer},
  journal={Natural Hazards Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={125-135}
}
Natural physical conditions and the politics of flood management provide the historical context for structural flood control that underlies modern flood hazards in the Sacramento Valley. The valley is a broad, low plain with backswamp basins that were frequently inundated prior to Anglo-American settlement, continuing until the modern flood-control system was established. Early attempts to emulate the Mississippi River single-channel levee strategy failed repeatedly in the Sacramento Valley due… 

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