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  • Sacramento River flows near capacity past downtown and waterfront

    From the Tower Bridge to the south, past the Old Sacramento waterfront and well-scrubbed downtown buildings beyond, up past the I Street Bridge and cloud-capped open spaces to the north, the scenery is striking as the Sacramento River flexes its considerable runoff-swollen muscle, rolling on by on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

From the Tower Bridge to the south, past the Old Sacramento waterfront and well-scrubbed downtown buildings beyond, up past the I Street Bridge and cloud-capped open spaces to the north, the scenery is striking as the Sacramento River flexes its considerable runoff-swollen muscle, rolling on by on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Paul Kitagaki Jr. The Sacramento Bee
From the Tower Bridge to the south, past the Old Sacramento waterfront and well-scrubbed downtown buildings beyond, up past the I Street Bridge and cloud-capped open spaces to the north, the scenery is striking as the Sacramento River flexes its considerable runoff-swollen muscle, rolling on by on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Paul Kitagaki Jr. The Sacramento Bee
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