Washington – Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) announced today that language was included in the year-end funding bill that help expedite the Army Corps of Engineers to complete of the Napa Flood Risk Management Project. This removes an administrative roadblock that clears the path for critical work to be done to help bring this flood protection project towards final completion.
“The Napa Flood Project is critical to economic development and job creation in our community,” said Thompson. “By clearing this administrative roadblock from the Army Corps of Engineers, our community can begin the work needed to bring this important flood protection project towards final completion.”
“The Congressman has made a powerful case to the Assistant Secretary of the Army to provide $48.3 million in FY 2021 funds to complete the Napa River Project,” said Napa County Supervisor and Chair of the Flood Board Brad Wagenknecht. “We stand united with the Congressman in his relentless actions to protect his community. His effort on our behalf is outstanding and will never be forgotten.”
“I want to commend Congressman Mike Thompson for his tireless efforts to complete the construction of the Napa River/Napa Creek Flood Protection Project,” said Napa Mayor Scott Sedgley. “With yesterday’s passage of the FY 2021 Omnibus Appropriations bill, Congress has approved the funds that the Corps of Engineers, among other agencies, need to improve the public health and safety of our communities.”
The Napa Flood Project will improve water quality, create urban wetlands, and enhance wildlife habitats, while also providing flood protection to thousands of homes, hundreds of businesses, and more than countless public properties.