Is Napa Capturing Enough Big Storm Runoff for Next Drought?

Feb 3, 2023 at 7:55am

Barry Eberling, Napa Register

California’s recent boom-or-bust rainy seasons raises the question of whether Napa County needs to capture more water during the booms.

Similar questions are being asked up-and-down the state. Atmospheric rivers that pounded California in January left swollen, ground-level rivers carrying water to the ocean.

That happened in Napa County. Once local reservoirs serving local cities filled, all they could do was spill water that eventually reached the Napa River, bays and ocean, water that might be needed during the next drought.

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