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end quote: This I found while researching more about the 1862 floods. What I learned here is that the Sacramento river and the City of Sacramento have been fighting each other since 1848 when the gold rush started at Sutter's Mill. So, ever since then it has been an ongoing struggle and eventually caused the Army Core of Engineers to be in charge through the U.S. Congress to keep flooding out of all major cities in America. however, this doesn't solve the problem of the Sacramento River becoming 20 miles wide every 150 to 300 years from Redding down to Stockton or further towards San Francisco. So, if you own property within 20 miles from the present center of the Sacramento River it is possible that land is going to be underwater if it isn't about 20 to 30 feet above the present level of the Sacramento River. And it likely will be underwater for up to 6 months time when this happens if historical events keep happening like clockwork like they have already for thousands of years here in California. Please check research on the subject if interested.