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See and touch heavy flood fighting equipment at the Highwater Jamboree on Oct. 21
City of Sacramento staff are inviting people to attend the Oct. 21 “Highwater Jamboree,” which is expected to be the largest flood preparedness event in the region. Attendees will be able to inter...
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