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Going With The Flow

$200 million project to reduce Napa river flooding by working with the river rather than trying to tame it may usher in a new era in water planning.
July 31, 2000, 1pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Turning its back on a century of trying to conquer rivers, the U.S.Army Corp of Engineers will now try to work with the river, starting with a $200 million project to reduce Napa river flooding. Bridges across the Napa river will be raised or removed, levees will be lowered, and wetlands created to let the river run its course. This project is the first of its kind in the U.S. and is being closely watched by planners as far away as Australia.

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Published on Monday, July 31, 2000 in San Jose Mercury News
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