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Rivers in the Sky

In the early 1860s, a cataclysmic flood ravaged California, bankrupting the state and forcing the government to move the capital from Sacramento to San Francisco until the flood waters subsided. The flood was precipitated by a meteorological phenomenon scientists now refer to as Atmospheric Rivers. In this segment, scientists talk about new research and techniques for monitoring Atmospheric Rivers that could help us better prepare for floods and manage our water supply. (Director-Producer: Joshua Dylan Mellars)