- Associated Press - Thursday, November 26, 2015

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Officials in Napa are determining next steps after workers discovered Native American remains while completing a nine-mile river restoration project.

The Napa Valley Register (https://bit.ly/1R92N57 ) reports crews uncovered the remains two months ago while working on a $21 million project to restore the Napa River with native plants and flood plains.

Public Works director Steven Lederer says “significant amounts” of remains were found. He added the finding wasn’t especially surprising given the area’s history. Native American tribes including the Wappo are believed to have lived for thousands of years in the Napa Valley.

County supervisors have allocated more than $115,000 for consultants to analyze and preserve the remains and another $128,000 to survey nearby areas.

Lederer says the project could still be completed by its expected summer end date.

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Information from: The Napa Valley Register, https://www.napavalleyregister.com

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