Flood Control & Water Conservation District
The Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District is a political subdivision of the State of California and is a separate and distinct agency from the County of Marin. It was established in 1953 by an act of the State Legislature known as the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Act, which can be found in Chapter 68 of the Appendix to the California Water Code. The boundaries of the District are the same as the boundaries of the County of Marin and the governing Board of the District is the Board of Supervisors of the County of Marin sitting as the Board of Supervisors of the District. Staffing of the District is provided by the County Department of Public Works. The staff charges time spent on flood control work to the appropriate Flood Control Zone within the District and; therefore, the Zones pay the salaries.
Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP)
MCSTOPPP is an acronym for the Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program. Formed in 1993, MCSTOPPP is a joint effort of Marin's cities, towns and unincorporated areas. Their goal is to:
- prevent stormwater pollution
- protect and enhance water quality in creeks and wetlands
- preserve beneficial uses of local waterways
- comply with State and Federal regulations
Though the County and each of the eleven cities and towns carry out their own individual stormwater pollution prevention programs, MCSTOPPP provides for the coordination and consistency of approaches between the individual participants and documents their efforts in annual reports. These reports include information on illegal discharges, street cleaning efforts, creek maintenance, new development, and other issues of concern.
MCSTOPPP was originally funded by the cities, towns and unincorporated areas whose watersheds drain to San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay. Later, it was expanded to include all Marin watersheds.