Corps joins Rep. Mike Thompson, Napa officials to break ground on new dry bypass
Brigadier Gen. David Turner, commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division, speaks during a ground breaking ceremony April 5, 2014, to celebrate the start of construction on a new dry bypass in Napa, Calif. The dry bypass will be an open channel that will allow water to avoid a bend in the Napa River that has historically backed up and overtopped the river banks. When complete in June 2015, the bypass is expected to be dry most of the year, but would provide flood risk reduction benefits during a two-year event, meaning thereâd be a 50 percent chance in any given year that the bypass would be used. (U.S. Army photo by Tyler Stalker/Released)
May 4, 2014
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