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West Sacramento in Yolo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Rivers’ Flow

West Sacramento River Walk

 
 
The Rivers’ Flow Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 29, 2009
1. The Rivers’ Flow Marker
Inscription. Prior to European settlement in the mid-1800s, river flows in the valley changed with the seasons: spring torrents followed by low water during the summer. Construction of dams and other flood control measures during the mid-to late 1950s tamed the surrounding rivers’ unpredictable levels, but also destroyed the floodwaters’ natural role in clearing old debris and silt from the channel. Farmlands protected by levees no longer receive nourishing silt provided by periodic flooding.

The Sacramento River followed a meandering course of oxbow bends, islands, and sandbars before the banks were stabilized and fortified to prevent flooding.
 
Erected by City of West Sacramento.
 
Location. 38° 34.99′ N, 121° 30.527′ W. Marker is in West Sacramento, California, in Yolo County. Marker can be reached from 2nd Street. Click for map. Marker is located on the “River Walk” at River Walk Park on the Sacramento River. The park is located at the end of the 600 block of 2nd Street. Marker is in this post office area: West Sacramento CA 95605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hydraulic Mining (here, next to this marker); Salmon Cannery (here, next to this
The Rivers’ Flow Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 29, 2009
2. The Rivers’ Flow Marker
With the Sacramento River in the Background
marker); First Pacific Coast Salmon Cannery (here, next to this marker); Veterans Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Pony Express Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Flood Control (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacramento Skyline (within shouting distance of this marker); Tower Bridge (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in West Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Sacramento River. (Submitted on January 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. History of the Sacramento’s Delta. (Submitted on January 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Wikipedia Article on the Sacramento River. (Submitted on January 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
4. River Walk Park. (Submitted on January 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional comments.
1. The American River
Spanish speaking Native Americans called the Canadian trappers traversing the river "Americanos" and referred to the river as "El
Close-Up of Artwork on Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 29, 2009
3. Close-Up of Artwork on Marker
Paso de los Americanos".
    — Submitted February 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
Categories. 20th CenturyWaterways & Vessels
 
Close-Up of Artwork on Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 29, 2009
4. Close-Up of Artwork on Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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