Flood Zones and Your Tax Bills

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Flood Control Zones are funded by ad valorem (based on property value) taxes. Some Zones also have special assessments in addition to the ad valorem tax. We have prepared FAQs for special assessments in these Zones/CSAs:
Flood Control Zone 1 (Novato)
Flood Control Zone 4A (Strawberry Circle)
Flood Control Zone 9 (Ross Valley)
County Service Area 29 (Paradise Cay)

Watershed Program Participates in GIS Day

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November 19th is GIS Day, an annual celebration of mapping technologies in the middle of Geography Awareness Week. Marin County Watershed Program is participating in an event hosted by the North Bay GIS User Group. We’ll have a poster in the Map Gallery showing the interaction of streams and a storm drain network at our Boyle Park restoration site. In addition to the Map Gallery, the event will feature presentations and opportunities to network.

This FREE event takes place on Wednesday, 11/19 from 9 – 3 at the Finley Center in Santa Rosa.



Stinson Beach Advisory Board Meeting

The Stinson Beach Flood Zone No. 5 Advisory Board will meet Monday, December 1st at 6:30 in the Stinson Beach Community Center. Download the meeting agenda and packet.

Board of Supervisors Adopt Stinson Beach Special Tax Resolution and Ballot Language

The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Tuesday, November 4th and adopted the Stinson Beach special tax resolution and ballot language. Visit the Stinson Beach Watershed page for more information.

PBS Video: Sea Level Rise and the Benefits of Restored Wetlands

Shore birds at restored wetlands

PBS NewsHour has produced an 8-minute video highlighting benefits of a South Bay marsh and wetlands restoration. Similar, though smaller, projects are being considered by the Gallinas and Novato Watershed Programs to reduce flooding risk and increase resiliency to sea level rise.

View the video.

See the Novato Watershed page for more details.


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.

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High tides to watch

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

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

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


Are You Prepared for Floods?

The Marin County Board of Supervisors declared October 20-25 as California Flood Preparedness Week.

Flooding in 1958

Important information and links have been posted on our Flood Preparedness page.

Marin joins other counties and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) in this effort to promote preparation for potential flooding. Visit the DWR Flood Preparedness site for more information.

Read the Resolution.

Wanted: Weather Observers

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is seeking volunteer weather watchers in Marin County to collect daily precipitation data. The data will be used to verify radar estimates and helps form the official weather alerts and forecasts from the National Weather Service.

More Information
Volunteer Flyer