Corps to discuss flood bypass construction progress during information meeting Dec. 3

Published Dec. 1, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif.­ – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will host a public information meeting Dec. 3 to update the community on construction progress of the new dry bypass in downtown Napa.

The information meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Napa city council chambers in city hall. Representatives from the Corps, Napa Flood Control and Water Conservation District and the project contractor will be on hand to discuss progress since work broke ground in April, the schedule for on-time completion in summer 2015 and what is left to be done.

The dry bypass is the latest in a series of projects the Corps has built throughout downtown Napa to significantly reduce the risk of flooding for the region. The bypass will create a shortcut in the Napa River to avoid a section that historically backs up and overtops, causing flooding into downtown. 

Last year, the Corps wrapped up work on underground culverts to help water travel more quickly from the smaller Napa Creek to the Napa River during large storm events. Previously, the Corps completed work to raise railroad tracks on new bridges over the Napa River to help ease passage of flows and a new flood wall along the prominent shopping and dining area between Hatt and First streets.

Public meeting details:
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Napa City Hall – Council Chambers
955 School Street, Napa, CA

Tyler Stalker

Release no. 14-082