CBS Sacramento –
The first big rain of the year is flushing massive amounts of debris from homeless camps down the American River in Sacramento County, and into California waterways.
The storm hit just as the state’s Water Quality Control Board begins to look at the pollution problem along the river. The rising water is pushing more waste into the river in an area that is also home to wildlife.
Lisa Lindberg lives nearby. She keeps a folder of the river waste she sees every day.
“I think its been way too long and not enough has been done,” Lindberg said.