Bay Area Bountiful

Rivers in the Sky

Clip | 6m 23s | Video has closed captioning.

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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Bay Area Bountiful is a local public television program presented by KRCB PBS.