The current, degraded levee known as the "J levee," separates privately owned orchards (left) and natural flood plain (right) near Hamilton City, Calif. A mature elderberry plant on the far right is home to the valley elderberry longhorn beetle, which has been listed as a federally threatened species since 1980.

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Photo by: Todd Plain |  VIRIN: 110425-A-ZR776-001.JPG