Downtown Sacramento following the Great Flood of 1862. The Great Flood of 1862 was the largest ever recorded in Oregon, Nevada and California's history. Normal seasonal rainfall in San Francisco is 22 inches; that year 49 inches fell. Jan. 21, 1862. Great Destruction of Property Damage $10,000,000. The flooding occurred from December of 1861 until January of 1862, drowning the state of California in water and leaving much of the Northern Valley unlivable until the summer months of … Leland Stanford traveled from his Sacramento home to his gubernatorial inauguration by rowboat, as the city was 10 feet under water. column on 7 October 2010 (check views).The text of the entry was as follows: "Did you know ... that the Great Flood of 1862 inundated or swept away towns, mills, dams, flumes, houses, fences, and domestic animals in Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona? It was a flood, as in the Great Flood of 1861-62, when it rained for 45 days.

A fact from Great Flood of 1862 appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? It was preceded by weeks of continuous rains (or snows in the very high elevations) that began in … ... and in many other mountain streams the rise was almost as great. The Great Flood of 1862 was the largest flood in the recorded history of Oregon, Nevada, and California, occurring from December 1861 to January 1862.
The city remained underwater for months, triggering a massive reconstruction project to raise the downtown area 10 …