John Bassett, Director of Engineering (left) and Peter Buck, Natural Resources Supervisor for the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency, make their way over a levee under construction in September 2010.
John Bassett, Director of Engineering (left) and Peter Buck, Natural Resources Supervisor for the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency, make their way over a levee under construction in September 2010. Bryan Patrick bpatrick@sacbee.com
John Bassett, Director of Engineering (left) and Peter Buck, Natural Resources Supervisor for the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency, make their way over a levee under construction in September 2010. Bryan Patrick bpatrick@sacbee.com

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