Phoenix Lake Retrofit Environmental Review/Design RFQ Amendment #1 Issued
Amendment #1 to the RFQ was issued on Feb. 28, 2014 to consultant firms to examine the environmental impacts of the Phoenix Lake IRWM Retrofit Project and to prepare the design documents. The environmental review will include input from the public and regulatory agencies and is expected to be complete in about 18 months.
Stinson Beach Watershed Program Flood Study and Alternatives Assessment
Thank you Stinson Beach for your response to the survey. We received 300 responses and we'll be coming back to you this spring with the results and next steps. Visit the Stinson Beach page for more information and to sign up to get email updates.
Recent Rainfall Totals
Flood Control operates and maintains 6 precipitation stations in Marin County.
From February 1 through March 5, our gauges have recorded these amounts of rain in inches:
Upper Coyote Creek 13.48
Arroyo Corte Madera del Presidio 13.08
Pt Reyes Station 15.56
Oceana Marin 11.74
These are impressive amounts, but our area is still behind normal.
Find out more about our weather gages here.
February 9th Storm Prompts Collaborative Effort to Avert Serious Flooding in Stinson Beach
Great Blue Heron Visits Mill Valley Stream Gage
A great blue heron was observed at the rain and stream gage near La Goma Street in Mill Valley on Thursday, February 27th. It was likely looking for a lunch of local fish such as sticklebacks and sculpins.
Flood Control Zone No. 9 Advisory Board Meeting
Flood Control Zone No. 9 will meet Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Town of Ross Council Chambers starting at 7:00 PM to discuss the Ross Valley Flood Protection and Watershed Program, and Zone budget.
Marin Project Coordination Meetings
Community Meeting: Las Gallinas Creek Levee Evaluation
A community meeting was convened on January 29, 2014 to provide information about the levees' history, current condition, vulnerabilities, and possible improvement alternatives, and to provide an opportunity for residents to share thoughts on the evaluation results.
Use of Horizontal Levees for Natural Flood Protection
The Bay Institute has prepared a report on the benefits of restoring tidal marshes, including the creation of horizontal levees for natural flood protection.
High tides to watch
Days with tides predicted to be at or above 6.5 feet.
2014 year: January 1st through the 3rd, January 27th through the 31st. February 1st, 27th, and 28th. June 11th, 12th, 14th, and 15th. July 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, and 14th. August 7th through the 10th, and the 12th. September 6th, 7th, and 8th. November 5th, 6th, and 7th. December 3rd through the 6th, and 20th through the 23rd.
View NOAA's Tides & Currents website for more information.
Tsunami Evacuation Maps
The County of Marin has produced Tsunami Evacuation Planning Maps countywide for the shoreline along the coast and in San Pablo Bay.