Are our tax dollars going for flood protection or beautification?

Fortunately, this Project provides both. The primary purpose of the Project is to protect the community from flooding, but there are also substantial quality of life benefits to come, like Oxbow Commons Park, the six-mile river trail and improved access to the River. Project funds are spent as outlined by the Community Coalition that guided the Project in the late 1990s and by the legal requirements of Measure A that was passed by two-thirds of local voters in 1998.

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1. Are our tax dollars going for flood protection or beautification?
2. Are there places that will not have protection after the project is completed?
3. Did the work that’s been completed make a difference in flood on December 31, 2005?
4. Does the Flood District provide sandbags?
5. How does the Flood Project protect the community from flooding?
6. How is the Flood Project funded?
7. I hear people say that because we had flooding in 2005 that means the money we’ve spent so far has been wasted. Is that true?
8. Why is construction of the Project behind schedule?
9. I hear people say we’ve had three “100-year floods” in the last 20 years. Is that true?
10. I live far from the Napa River and Napa Creek. Will the Project protect me from flooding in my neighborhood?
11. Napa Creek floods more often than the River. Why not fix that problem now instead of waiting until later?
12. Was the New Year's Eve Flood on 12-31-05 a "100 year" flood event?
13. What about flooding problems in American Canyon, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga?
14. What areas are most prone to flooding?
15. Some people say you cannot control flooding on the Napa River because of the tides. Is this true?
16. What is a “100-year flood”? Why do we care?
17. What kind of public access to the River will be available after the project is built?
18. When will the Napa River-Napa Creek Flood Project be completed?
19. Where can I find out about evacuations, shelters, river levels, road closures, power failures and other flood-related information?
20. The Flood Project construction started in 2000. After five years of work, why didn’t the Flood Project prevent flooding on 12-31-05?