U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District project manager Dave Cook (left) and ProVen Management Inc. superintendant Patrick Feeney outline April 8, 2011 where double-barrel box culverts will soon pass beneath Main Steet in Napa, Calif. The Corps will install the culverts during the next construction phase of a project to reduce the risk of flooding from nearby Napa Creek. ProVen Management is the contractor building the culverts.
âThese box culverts will give the creek a straight shot out towards the river,â Cook said. In high water, Napa Creek often overtops and spills into adjacent neighborhoods, causing persistent flooding. The culverts will direct flood waters more quickly to the river and away from homes and businesses. The $14.8 million project, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is a joint effort of the Corps, the city of Napa, and the Napa Flood Control and Water Conservation District, to reduce flood risk for the city. (U.S. Army Photo/Todd Plain)
May 17, 2014
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