Bay Area Bountiful

Rivers in the Sky

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In the early 1860s, a cataclysmic flood ravaged California, bankrupting the state and forcing the government to move the capital from Sacramento to San Francisco until the flood waters subsided. The flood was precipitated by a meteorological phenomenon scientists now refer to as Atmospheric Rivers. Learn about new research and monitoring techniques that could help better prepare for future floods.

Aired: 12/31/19 | Rating: TV-G

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