The environment got destroyed in the California Gold Rush. Miners used hydraulic mining to get gold from mountainsides. So many sediments from the mining dammed up the rivers. This destroyed farmlands, properties, cities and towns. Hydraulic mining destroyed not only the mountains and rivers, but destroyed all the beautiful plants. The sediments would bury plants and kill them. The miners ran the Native Californians out of their homes to mine for gold, and mining destroyed some of the Native Californians' land. The thousands of miners that came and mined along the river destroyed the streams by all the trash they left around. The way miners got gold and lived had a bad impact on the environment.



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