By Greg Rumney,Dave Stockton Jr.

The 1964 flood within the Eel and Klamath Rivers drainages represents an severe climate occasion. either the Northern California and Southern Oregon coasts are host to many floods, however the 1964 flood sticks out as a illustration of the "perfect storm." 3 occasions happened that ended in the flood. First, a chilly entrance moved in and dropped numerous toes of snow. moment, a hot entrance referred to as the "pineapple connection" moved in and published plenty of rain whereas melting the snowfall--local measurements diverse from 20 to 32 inches of rainwater in 3 days. And 3rd, the top tide of the yr had subsidized up particles and water for numerous miles. At its top, the Eel River was once discharging greater than 800,000 cubic ft consistent with moment. one other contributing issue was once that in addition to being one of many quickest emerging and falling rivers on the planet, the Eel River has the heaviest sediment load moment in simple terms to the Yellow River in China.

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