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Napa River Arundo Removal Lodi Lane to Zinfandel Lane

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Sponsoring Agency Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
Subregions ('North Bay',)
Counties Napa County
Watershed Tributary Napa River is a tributary to the Bay
Public or private land? ('Private',)
Location (lat/lon) 38.527151647,-122.490895986 to 38.495117753,-122.425844371
Start Date
End Date
Location Description The stretch of the Napa River that runs from Lodi Lane downstream approximately 5 miles to Zinfandel Lane.

Project will eradicate Arundo donax along a 5 mile stretch of the Napa River. The Napa River has had removal projects from it's headwaters above Calistoga downstream 25 miles to Oak Knoll Rd. except for this last 5 mile section.

In an effort to reduce potential flooding along the Napa River and restore more of the native riparian habitat to increase fisheries health, the Napa County Flood Control District is attempting to eradicate Arundo donax from it's watershed.  Arundo is an invasive bamboo-like weed that has invaded waterways throughout the west and has, in many cases, completely choked out entire rivers and streams and decimated the native environmental habitat in it's wake.  Napa County is trying to take control and eliminate Arundo before it becomes a completely overwhelming project.

Drinking Water Supply
Water Quality Improvement
Water Reuse/Recycling
Stormwater Improvements
Groundwater Benefits
Habitat Protection and Restoration
Flood Protection

Part 2 - Detail


i. Water Supply (conservation, recycled water, groundwater recharge, surface storage, etc.)


ii. Water Quality


iii. Flood and Stormwater Management


iv. Resource Stewardship (watershed management, habitat protection and restoration, recreation, open space, etc.)


Increases Water Supply Reliability
Advances/ Expands Conjunctive Management of Multiple Water Supply Sources
Increases Water Use and/or Reuse Efficiency
Provides Additional Water Supply
Promotes Water Quality Protection
Reduces Water Demand
Advances/Expands Water Recycling
Promotes Urban Runoff Reuse
Addresses Sea Level Rise
Addresses other Anticipated Climate Change Impact (e.g. through water management system modifications)
Improves Flood Control (e.g. through wetlands restoration, management, protection)
Promotes Habitat Protection
Establishes Migration Corridors
Re-establishes River-Floodplain Hydrologic Continuity
Re-introduces Anadromous Fish Populations to Upper Watersheds
Enhances and Protects Upper Watershed Forests and Meadow Systems
Other (Please Describe)
Increases Water Use Efficiency or Promotes Energy-Efficient Water Demand Reduction
Improves Water System Energy Efficiency
Advances/Expands Water Recycling
Promotes Urban Runoff Reuse
Promotes Use of Renewable Energy Sources
Contributes to Carbon Sequestration (e.g. through vegetation growth)
Other (Please Describe)
(low) - (high)
Drought Preparedness
Use and Reuse Water More Efficiently
Climate Change Response Actions (Adaptation to Climate Change, Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Reduce Energy Consumption)
Expand Environmental Stewardship
Practice Integrated Flood Management
Protect Surface and Groundwater Quality
Improve Tribal Water and Natural Resources
Ensure Equitable Distribution of Benefits
Reduce Reliance on the Bay-Delta
Reduce Water Demand
Improved Operational Efficiency and Transfers
Increase Water Supply
Improve Water Quality
Improve Flood Management
Practice Resources Stewardship
Other Strategies (Please Describe)
Groundwater Management Plan
Urban Water Management Plan
Water Meter Requirements
Groundwater Monitoring Requirements
AB 1420 Compliance
BMP Compliance
CEQA Compliance
Water supply reliability, water conservation and water use efficiency
Stormwater capture, storage, clean-up, treatment, and management
Removal of invasive non-native species, the creation and enhancement of wetlands, and the acquisition, protection, and restoration of open space and watershed lands
Non-point source pollution reduction, management and monitoring
Groundwater recharge and management projects
Contaminant and salt removal through reclamation, desalting, and other treatment technologies and conveyance of reclaimed water for distribution to users
Water banking, exchange, reclamation and improvement of water quality
Planning and implementation of multipurpose flood management programs
Watershed protection and management
Drinking water treatment and distribution
Ecosystem and fisheries restoration and protection
Reduced Reliance on the Bay-Delta
Projects that directly address a critical water quality or supply issue in a DAC
Urban water suppliers implementing certain BMPs as on page 17 of Guidelines
Be designed to manage stormwater runoff to reduce flood damage (PRC §5096.827)
Be consistent with the applicable Regional Water Quality Control Plans (Basin Plans) (PRC §5096.827)
Not be a part of the State Plan of Flood Control (SPFC) (PRC §5096.827)

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Part 3 - Benefits