Napa: A River Landing Town

Napa: A River Landing Town (HM1QNX)

Location: Napa, CA 94559 Napa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 17.739', W 122° 16.964'

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The history of Napa is written along its riverfront...

Historic Commerce Along Napa River

As other modes of transportation became more dominant, the waterfront declined. But in the 21st century, Napa has turned again to embrace the river. Much of the riverfront as been redesigned and reconstructed, while the river corridor itself has been widened to provide natural flood protection for the City.
The River is Again the Heart of Commerce

The view from where you are standing provides a vantage point into the history of Napa's riverfront. Across the river, industrial buildings have been removed and contaminated sites cleaned, clearing the way for a widened river corridor. The restored floodplains and march plains are designed to keep water flowing between its banks, freeing the City from the constant threat of flooding. One can see trees planted in 2005 as part of the Napa River/Napa Creek Flood Protection Project, returning a repairman forest to the river. Downstream to the right, remnants of the 19th century Embarcadero de Napa are still visible. Overlooking the remnants are houses in the Historic Napa Abajo District - many of these houses were built by early ship captains.
With the emergence of the Napa Valley as a distinctive wine growing region, the commerce of Napa is largely based on tourism and the wine industry. The river is again a focal point of a community proud of its history and its river. The adjacent Napa Mill is a prime example of historic preservation of both buildings and the river heritage.
Placed ByNapa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
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Date Added Sunday, February 7th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 562720 N 4238862
Decimal Degrees38.29565000, -122.28273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.739', W 122° 16.964'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 44.34" N, 122° 16' 57.84" W
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Area Code(s)707, 510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Riverfront Promenade, Napa CA 94559, US
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