Upcoming Meetings

Zone 1 - Novato Advisory Board
November 16, 2017
Location and time TBD


Marin County Structure Elevation Program

House being raised

Do you want to raise your home to reduce flooding risk? Worksheets for participating in Marin County's program are due October 16. View letter, FAQs, and excerpts from FEMA guidance document.

Home Elevation Grant

View FEMA requirements.

New Rain Year Oct 1

Our rain gauges have been reset to zero for the upcoming rainy season. Below is rain accumulated (in inches) from 10/01/16 to 9/30/17:

51.46 Mill Valley, upper
47.60 Mill Valley, lower
82.90 Kentfield
46.73 Novato
36.29 Dillon Beach*
45.55 Pt Reyes Station

*The Dillon Beach gauge only reported 80% of actual rain; it will be replaced before the rains begin.

Zone 1 - Novato Parcel Tax to go on Ballot as Measure E

Map of Novato Creek Watershed and Flood Control Zone 1

At their August 1 meeting and following a public hearing, the Marin County Board of Supervisors recommended placing a flood control parcel tax for the greater Novato area on the November 7 ballot. It will appear on the ballot as Measure E.

View the presentation

Read the press release

Fact Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions

Preliminary Project List

Map 1 Upstream of Hwy 37

Map 2 Downstream of Hwy 37

2017 Storm Damages

Final Resolution and Ballot language

Visit the Novato Watershed Program webpage.

Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

The final Assessment was presented to the Board of Supervisors on June 20th. Read the Vulnerability Assessment.

Sea Level Rise Adaptation: West Marin

The Marin County Community Development Agency has released the C-SMART Public DRAFT Adaptation Report. Visit to review the report.

Mill Valley Watershed Video

Mill Valley Watershed Video

Southern Marin Watershed Program produced a drone-based video of the Arroyo Corte Madera del Presidio Watershed, providing a unique view of how water moves through the community. View the video.

Southern Marin Watershed Guide

Cover of Watershed Guide

Download the Southern Marin Watershed Guide.

Are You Prepared for Storm Season?

We all need to be prepared for natural disasters.
Read County News Release.
View Flood Preparedness page.

Weather and Tides

For the latest rain update, 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 2017 dates with tides predicted to be at or above 6.5 ft. include:

November 4-7
December 1-6 and 29-31

tide graphic

Green Infrastructure

Urban Greening logo

Marin County is participating in Urban Greening Bay Area, a collaborative effort to re-envision Bay Area urban landscapes with green infrastructure. More Info.

Nature-based solutions for flooding and SLR

Using natural processes can help address flooding and sea level rise. See the Naturally Resilient Communities webpage.