Floyd Bolton, deputy area engineer on the Napa Creek project, points out the key features of the project to Napa Valley Register reporter Chantal Lovell during a site tour of the Napa Creek in Napa, Calif., March 7, 2012. Bolton, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, explained how adding box culverts and widening the river channel would allow water to flow more quickly from the Napa Creek to the Napa River. Without these additions, water would overwhelm the snaking creek and overtop its bank, leading to flooding of downtown Napa homes and businesses. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the $14.8 million Napa Creek project is a joint effort of the Sacramento District, the city of Napa, and the Napa Flood Control and Water Conservation District to reduce the flood risk for the city. (U.S. Army photo by Tyler Stalker/Released)
May 20, 2014
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