Sacramento River Rising by Barbara  Brown

The original old Gold Rush Era Sacramento was covered up and rebuilt on top of the original because of annual flooding of the Sacramento River. This shows the reason. These buildings are generally very high above the river on poles. With the rains, the river is very high. The original level would be completely flooded.

Barbara Brown is a mental health professional and an avid photographer. She lives in northern California and enjoys nature and all types of photography.

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 4 years ago

    It doesn’t look like it can hold much more of a rise. Awesome view!!

  • Thanks so much JR!

    – Barbara Brown

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 4 years ago

    nice nite shot

  • Thank you so much George!

    – Barbara Brown

  • aussiedi
    aussiediover 4 years ago

    Stunning night capture,, great colour light and comp


  • Thank you so much Di! Best wishes for the New Year!

    – Barbara Brown

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    NatureGreeting...over 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture,Barbara, hope it dosen’t flood over! Well done!

  • Thank you so much Carolyn! Me too!:)

    – Barbara Brown

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture Barbara, hope it doesn’t flood! :))

  • Thank you Kylie. The water is controlled at several dams so shouldn’t flood unless there is a breach of the levee. The many creeks are what usually cause the devastation in flooding here.

    – Barbara Brown

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    A beautiful shot Barbara x

  • Thank you so much Irene!

    – Barbara Brown

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 4 years ago

    Just plain fabulous, Barb !!!!!

  • dMdany, many thanks Jan!

    – Barbara Brown

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 4 years ago

    I see the flood level guage on the right side. I hope that it does not get any higher. I hope that it is going down quickly!! Your capture is just beautiful!!

  • Thank you! Not going down soon but the dams can control the river levels to prevent flooding if we don’t experience a breach of the levees. It is the many creeks that rise so quickly that cause the flood devastation we experience once in a while.

    – Barbara Brown

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 4 years ago

    Great capture

  • Thank you so much Heloisa!

    – Barbara Brown

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much Lorilee!

    – Barbara Brown

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