It seems surreal, but the fabled Shanghai Falls on Northern California’s Feather River have collapsed and disappeared!
I’d been hearing rumors of this lately, but apparently, they’ve been confirmed. The horseshoe shaped drop of clay just downstream of the Yuba River’s confluence wore out and caved in on itself last month and now there’s nothing left but a narrow chute.
The areas immediately above and below Shanghai Falls were popular shad, salmon and striper fishing spots and the rapids themselves were a really unique feature smack in the middle of the very flat Sacramento Valley.
I have not been up there yet to see what’s left, but you can kinda get a look in the news story in the Appeal-Democrat though the photos don’t show much.