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Using data to assess damage of wine country fires

November 10, 2017

In the aftermath, we leveraged open source and proprietary GIS information for both Sonoma and Napa counties to look at the damage of the fires on vineyards. We found that an estimated 1.6% of all vineyards were within fire boundaries for Sonoma county and 2% for Napa county. Based on total vineyard acreage for each county, this resulted in roughly 800 acres in Sonoma and 700 acres in Napa affected by the fires.