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VIDEO: Yolo Bypass Flooded For First Time Since 2012

WOODLAND (CBS13) - Recent rains have swollen the Sacramento River to the point that its spilling over the Fremont Weir - meaning the Yolo Bypass is flooding.

The last time the bypass flooded was back in 2012. To document the increasingly rarer event, John Hannon and the Northern California Water Association sent up a drone to fly over and take video of the flooded Yolo Bypass.

As you can see in the video above, the flooded fields make for an unforgettable and beautiful sight.

Water started spilling into the bypass on Sunday and was expected to reach a maximum depth of three feet before starting to recede.

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