Napa Riverfront

Storm Update & Sandbags

Once again, Napa is in for quite a bit more wind and rain Friday night and into Saturday. Light rain is expected throughout Friday with the most intense rainfall occurring overnight into Saturday. Saturday will rain off and on with another band of heavier rain occurring later in the day Saturday. 

Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch starting Friday evening through late Friday night. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation and the NWS advises us all to monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

High Wind Warning

Additionally, a High Wind Warning has been issued starting today at 3PM, and continuing into Saturday until 10AM. A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

Sandbag Information

The City's sandbag operation will open at Memorial Stadium, 1340 Menlo Avenue, today (Friday) at 3PM. Please note: The regularly scheduled sandbag operation that would have been normally held at the Corp Yard this Saturday will now be held at Memorial Stadium. The sandbag operation will not be staffed today, but will be staffed tomorrow starting at 9AM. Shovels and bags are provided, but the public is encouraged to bring gloves. 

Monitoring and Preparedness

The river is not predicted to rise to flood level but there may be issues with local storm drains and streams. Additionally, there will be high winds with the risk of power outages. Police, Fire, Public Works, and Parks are all on call to monitor the storm through the weekend. Crews will be ready to respond to emergencies related to the expected wind and rain. As with all storms, we encourage everyone to be prepared in the event of a power outage or other event due to weather. Visit for preparedness tips.

Additional Information from the National Weather Service:

* A powerful cold front will bring heavy rain to the region. Rain rates will approach 1 inch per hour during the frontal passage. The heavy rainfall over a short amount of time will likely inundate storm drains with rapid rises on small creeks and streams. Rainfall totals of 1-2 inches in the valleys, 2-3 inches in the hills with local amounts up to 4 inches will occur over a 6-12 hour window of time.

* The Friday evening commute will be adversely impacted with flooding roadways and ponding of water expected. Do NOT drive through flooded roads.

* Main stem rivers such as the Russian, Napa and Carmel rivers are NOT forecast to exceed flood stage.

Hydrant Flushing

Annual Hydrant Flushing Program Now Underway

The City of Napa Water Division's annual Hydrant Flushing Program is now underway. 

Current Location

The flushing program will move into the Downtown area in February and continue into March or April. The “Downtown” area starts with the Fairgrounds and Oxbow and extends to Hwy 29 from Lincoln Ave in the north to the Marina south of Imola Ave. You can view the flushing area maps, schedule and FAQs on our website

The City thanks Napa residents and businesses for their patience and apologizes for any inconvenience our program may cause. Please contact the City of Napa Water Division at (707) 257-9521 with any questions or concerns.

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City Council Agenda for Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Now Online

Follow this link to access the regular meeting agenda for February 5, 2019 Napa City Council.

Please note: The Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Napa for Tuesday, February 5, 2019, has been cancelled.

Cart Placement

Recycling, Landfill, or Compost Cart Placement Reminders

Here are a few tips for your recycling, landfill or compost carts when putting them out on the street for pickup:

1. Carts should not obstruct bike lanes or sidewalks.

2. Place at least 2 feet away from other carts and 4–6 feet from other objects (e.g. cars, trees).
3. All items must be placed in the cart.
4. When your cart is full, set it out by 6am on your service day.
5. Lid opening should face the street.

For more information, visit

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City to Accept Vacation Rental Applications from Feb. 1 - Feb. 22

The City of Napa Community Development Department will begin accepting applications for a limited number of Hosted Accommodation Permits (vacation rentals) beginning on Friday, February 1, 2019 and continuing through the close of business on Friday, February 22, 2019.

Permits will be issued through a random selection process. Applicants not receiving permits will be placed on a wait-list for future consideration. Applications and submittal requirements are available at the Community Services Building, 1600 First Street, Napa, CA 94559 and on the Planning Division’s webpage

Applications for Hosted Accommodation permits are subject to the requirements of Section 17.52.515 of the Napa Municipal Code (Ordinance O2015-13).

Oxbow Bypass

Flood Map Update - Now In Effect 

On January 22, updates to Napa's flood maps went into effect. What does this mean for you? 

Well, anyone carrying flood insurance is encouraged to reach out to their insurance lender as their insurance rates may be able to be adjusted as a result of the flood improvement project. 

You can view the updated flood maps on the Floodplain Management webpage.
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Our Public Works Department, Police Department, Fire Department, City Clerk's Office and Parks and Recreation Department are all hiring. Get your application in soon!

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