The Central California Town That Keeps Sinking

The very ground upon which Corcoran, Calif., was built has been slowly but steadily collapsing, a situation caused primarily not by nature but agriculture.,

The Cross Creek Levee in Corcoran, Calif., was rebuilt in 2017 after sinking seven feet since 1983. The levee is now at least twice the size of the previous one.
The Cross Creek Levee in Corcoran, Calif., was rebuilt in 2017 after sinking seven feet since 1983. The levee is now at least twice the size of the previous one.

The Central California Town That Keeps Sinking

The very ground upon which Corcoran, Calif., was built has been slowly but steadily collapsing, a situation caused primarily not by nature but agriculture.

The Cross Creek Levee in Corcoran, Calif., was rebuilt in 2017 after sinking seven feet since 1983. The levee is now at least twice the size of the previous one.Credit…

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