Great destruction of property

The flood in California

San Francisco, Jan. 17 — During the past fifty hours it has rained hard almost incessantly. The storm still continues. Yesterday noon the water at Sacramento commenced rising again. A complete inundation of that city is unavoidable.

The area of land now overflowed in the state is twenty miles broad, two hundred and fifty long, making upwards of three million acres, mostly arable, a considerable portion being actually fenced and tilled.

It is estimated that four thousand five hundred cattle and sheep were drowned since winter commenced.

The unprecedented succession of the tremendous storms have wasted the mining regions where the ground was previously upturned and dug over, producing great changes, and rendering a probable increase of gold product from the place diggings the ensuing season.

Source: The Ohio Statesman