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1964 Flood of Humboldt & Del Norte

1964 Flood of Humboldt & Del Norte

from 19.79

By Greg Rumney & Dave Stockton, Jr. The 1964 flood stands out as a representation of the "perfect storm." First, a cold front moved in and dropped several feet of snow. Second, a warm front moved in and released 20 to 32 inches in three days, while melting the snowfall. Third, the highest tide of the year had backed up debris and water for several miles. At its peak, the Eel was discharging more than 800,000 cubic feet per second. Illustrated by photographs from the Rudy Gillard Collection. Member Price: $19.79.

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