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When I went on a field trip to Old Sacramento we learned about how it flooded frequently in Old Sacramento and what the people did to stop it. When some settlers came they built Sacramento, but it flooded too much so they built a levee. However, when another flood came the levee worked, but it kept the rain water in the city instead of out. So the police got together a group of chainmen, and they busted the levee. Since the levee didn’t work they decided to “move” the city.
First they changed the river route. Then they literally raised the city. Many stores and homes were raised, but some could not afford it. One of the buildings was knocked over in a strong wind while it was being raised. For the homes and stores that could not be raised, their first floors simply became their basements and their second floors became their first floors. However, not all the streets and sidewalks were successfully filled in. Some people were fined or sent to jail for not filling in their sidewalks. Even one of the Big Four had been fined. Alleyways were never filled in. Most of the sidewalks, however were filled in as well as the streets. So as you can see, floods had a huge impact on Sacramento.
Article posted May 18, 2012 at 02:12 PM •
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