Real Time Precipitation and Stream Gauges
MCFCWCD operates and maintains 2 full weather stations (rainfall, wind, humidity, etc.), 4 stream gaging stations and 3 precipitation gages in Marin County. Placed in strategic locations, they allow us to track the intensity of winter storms as they approach and monitor the effects of the storms in critical areas. These stations provide real-time weather data, via radio transmission, to our central base station in the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael and to this website. This data is recorded and provided as historic data through this website.
Additionally, the website contains links to data from important sites that can be used to track and plan for flood events. Weather links, tides, and other relevant information can be found here:
Total rainfall at our gauges for the past year (10-1-12 to 9-30-13) are:
Upper Coyote Creek 27.38
Mill Valley 24.59
Pt Reyes Station 32.74
Dillon Beach 23.84
All values are inches.
NOAA Weather Radio–Be Prepared, Day and Night
The National Weather Service recommends having a NOAA weather radio, such as the Midland WR-100B SAME Weather and All Hazards Alert Monitor. NOAA weather radios can be purchased online or at a local electronics store.
Flooding Solution Videos
We've added a few helpful videos that share the experience and wisdom of our neighbors in Napa who have developed simple and reliable methods to protect their stores and merchandise.
Flooding Solutions: The Door Dam - A Napa merchant has developed a unique way to prevent flooding in his store that is simple, inexpensive, and works!
Flooding Solutions: More Tips - The Executive Director of the Napa Merchants Association on what can be done to minimize flood damage.
Flooding Solutions: Sandbagging - Staff at the City of Napa's Public Works Department offers valuable advice on how to prepare for flooding.
All videos were produced by Jerry Kay of MediaINTERCHANGE, under contract with the Marin County's Channel G.