Water from the Oroville Dam Auxiliary Spillway at Lake Oroville flowed toward the diversion pool of the Feather River on Feb. 12, 2017. (Photo by Kelly M. Grow/ California Department of Water Resources.)

In summary

Sacramento is among the cities in the country with the greatest risk of catastrophic flooding. The destructive power of Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey, Super-storm Sandy and the bomb cyclone that hit Nebraska in March are yet more evidence climate change is upon us. We must adapt. We must prepare.

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