Novato Watershed Program Vision

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The Novato Watershed Program has released its Vision, a document that describes the Program and its products, and outlines where we’d like to go from here. Let us know what you think by emailing comments to

Vision document
Project Type Fact Sheets

Zone 4 Vegetation Maintenance

Cattails in East Creek being cut by work crews.

Conservation Corps North Bay will perform annual creek maintenance on East and West Creeks in Zone 4 to increase hydraulic capacity in the channels during the rainy season. View photos.

Novato Watershed Program at City Hall

Novato Watershed Program presented an update to the Novato City Council on August 30.

Novato Creek Dredging July 25 - October 31

Dredging Novato Creek in 2012.

Every 4 years, Flood Control Zone No. 1 dredges Novato Creek and tributaries to improve creek capacity during winter storms. Novato Watershed Page
Read Fact Sheet
Read News Release

Construction Update
8/15 Begin dredging downstream of confluence
8/15 Begin hauling material to new levee site through Slade Park and Davidson St.

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

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

The Southern Marin Watershed Guide is available for download.

Novato Watershed Program Releases Alternatives Analysis

Aerial photo of Novato Baylands (photo by Sue Lattanzio)

The Alternatives Analysis report is now available:
Executive Summary
Alternatives 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.

Woodacre Fish Passage Project

Photo of concrete culvert on San Geronimo Creek

A County project to help migrating endangered salmon navigate a San Geronimo Valley creek and create habitat within the Lagunitas Watershed starts August 26.
News Release
Fish Passage Program

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:

October 16-19; November 12-16; December 10-16.

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