It could make the 1995 California floods seem like nothing at all.
It seems that every couple of hundred years, a lot of the state gets catastrophic floods, and they're sort of overdue for The Big One - and we're not talking about the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.
With this recent cavalcade of rainstorms, there's been renewed interest in a 2011 USGS study on the so-called "ARkStorm." In it, the USGS lays out a case for a hypothetical "megastorm," one that could cause up to $725 billion in damage and impact a quarter of California's homes.
The ARkStorm would bring with it catastrophic rains, hurricane-force winds and hundreds of landslides. Central Valley flooding alone is projected to span 300 miles.
They may want to invest in a bigger boat.
Native stories spoke of the Sacramento Valley as an inland sea.
Great place to put the capital city, what?