Draft Upper Gallinas Restoration Memo

Photo of Gallinas Creek concrete channel in Terra Linda

Upper Gallinas Creek was channelized into a concrete trapezoidal structure in the 1950s. A natural creek could provide wildlife habitat and enhanced walking and bicycling opportunities. Obstacles to restoration include cost, ability to convey storm flows, and land ownership. Read the draft report.

Tidal Flooding in Marin

High water at on-ramp to Highway 101

Caltrans and County of Marin have prepared an Informational sheet on the flooding at Manzanita, Highway 101 at Highway 1. View it here.

Home Elevation Grant

FEMA has a grant program to asist homeowners with raising their homes above the flood elevation. View grant requirements.

Southern Marin Watershed Guide

Cover of Watershed Guide

Public comments due May 1st

Public comments are welcome on the Southern Marin Watershed Guide. The text and layout are open for comments and we are in the process of finalizing maps and images. Please send comments to Chris Choo, watershed planner for Southern Marin.

Have photos of Southern Marin that you'd like to share for the Guide and other publications? If so, please contact Chris.

Floating Islands Update

Photo of floating island in Civic Center Lagoon

The plants on the two floating islands installed in the Civic Center Lagoon last October are thriving, and their roots are drawing nutrients and pollutants out of the lagoon's water.

The floating islands project is spearheaded by the Gallinas Watershed Council.

Summer Pump Maintenance

Several Flood Control pumps are being cleaned this summer to maintain optimal performance during winter storms. This photo shows a pump intake, which will be sand-blasted and coated before re-installation.

Intake of pump to be cleaned this summer

Novato Watershed Program Releases Alternatives Analysis

Aerial photo of Novato Baylands (photo by Sue Lattanzio)

The Draft Alternatives Analysis report is now available:
Executive Summary
Alternatives Report

Gallinas Watershed Program Fact Sheet

Thumbnail of Gallinas fact sheet

View the Fact Sheet.

Gallinas Watershed Program: Sea Level Rise Assessment

Map of areas in lower Gallinas Creek that are affected by sea level rise

The Lower Gallinas Creek Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment provides a look at what may be in store for communities on the Bay's edge. Read the Vulnerability Assessment.

Weather and Tides

Check the National Weather Service's precipitation outlook. Track the latest on El Nino at NOAA's Climate Protection Center.

See NOAA's Tides & Currents website for the latest tide information. Upcoming dates with tides predicted to be at or above 6.5 ft. include:

July 1-6; July 28-31; August 2-3; August 17-19; October 16-19; November 12-16; December 10-16.

tide graphic