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'Flood fighting is in our DNA': To live by the Feather River is to know its power and danger

The early settlers snatched up the rich, loamy land along the Feather River to grow grapes and orchards.

Edward Mathews, an Irishman who fled the potato famine, was peddling vegetables and didn’t have the cash for that kind of soil.

During heavy rains, the Yuba River would flow so hard into the…



Source: LA Times

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