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Stinson Beach AB and Community Meeting

September 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stinson Beach Community Center

Flyer for the September 24 Advisory Board and Community Meeting

Come learn more about the proposed special tax and provide input to staff. Visit the Stinson Beach Watershed page for more.

Keeping Our Heads Above Water

Floodplain Management Association 2014 conference logo

Two Flood Control staff members are participating in the 2014 Floodplain Management Association conference. Roger Leventhal will present the engineering design and construction of the Aramburu Island Beach Restoration Project in Richardson Bay.

Hannah Lee will present on the Santa Venetia SWMM Hydraulic Model, a product of the Gallinas Watershed Program.

FMA is the premier statewide flood protection conference. Local and state agencies will come together to share ideas for solving flooding issues.

 

 

Drilling at Coyote Creek Levees

Flood Control will be out on the Coyote Creek levees starting in September and extending into early-October as part of the ongoing levee evaluation. Find out the details by reading the informational flyer.

Santa Venetia Drainage Study Presentation

Map of stormdrains in Santa Venetia

Initial findings of the Drainage Study were presented to the Flood Control Zone 7 Advisory Board on September 3, 2014. Technical project reports are available on the Gallinas Watershed page.

Fish Passage Program

fish passage

Restoring fish passage
through County structures remains a high priority for Marin County Public Works. Since 2005, eight barrier removal projects have been completed and four more are in the design phase.
Click here to learn more….

 

Marin Project Coordination Meetings

Image of the flyer for the Project Coordination Meeting.Marin County has monthly project coordination meetings to review and
guide projects through the environmental and regulatory permit process.

Find out more.

White paper on Climate adaptation - sea level rise

1953 photo of San Rafael

The City of San Rafael has produced a white paper aimed at providing information useful for understanding sea level rise and moving forward to the next steps in long-range planning.

Use of Horizontal Levees for Natural Flood Protection

Graphic of horizontal levee

The Bay Institute has prepared a report on the benefits of restoring tidal marshes, including the creation of horizontal levees for natural flood protection.

View the report

 

Novato Existing Conditions Report now available

Map of Novato Creek watershed with flood data

The Novato Watershed Hydraulic Study Existing Conditions report is now available for downloading.

See the Novato Watershed page for more details.

Podcast Features Novato Watershed Program

View of Lower Novato Creek (photo by Sue Lattanzio)

The Lower Novato Creek Redesign Project is featured in a podcast which describes potential flood control benefits and habitat restoration.

Drawing of waves

High tides to watch

Days with tides predicted to be at or above 6.5 feet.

2014 year: November 5th, 6th, and 7th. December 3rd through the 6th, and 20th through the 23rd.

View NOAA's Tides & Currents website for more information.