'We need to stop the water’: A California town's frantic fight to save itself


Last week, when it rained for days and floodwaters poured onto roads, the people of Allensworth grabbed shovels and revved up tractors.
The makeshift barriers they built with sandbags, gravel and loose sand kept the water back.
Now, the town of nearly 600 people northwest of Bakersfield faces another threat — a broken levee, along with yet another storm expected to hit in a…

This story appeared on latimes.com, 2023-03-19.
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