Stinson Beach Watershed Program Flood Study and Alternatives Assessment
This study evaluates the existing creek and floodplain conditions of Easkoot Creek in the community of Stinson Beach for flood conditions. Sediment and flows impact flooding and they have been evaluated with a range of alternatives. Visit the Stinson Beach page for more information.
Boyle Park Creek Restoration
Construction is complete! Please visit, but stay off the freshly constructed project to give the site time to grow native grasses and flowers from seeds under the erosion control blanket and mulch. Larger trees, shrubs, and grasses will be planted at the site this winter by local schools.
The Flood Control District has opened tide gates at Novato Creek to help alleviate a rotten-egg smell at Pacheco Pond, a 120-acre pond just west of the entrance to the Bel Marin Keys neighborhood in unincorporated Novato.
Santa Venetia Maintenance
Work is underway on two projects, the Estancia Way Auto Pump and La Pasada Interceptor Drain Improvement Project. More information is available on the Gallinas page.
Stinson Beach Maintenance
Maintenance work along Easkoot Creek in Stinson Beach is complete. Thank you to the community for your cooperation.
Annual Pump Maintenance
One of the pumps in Santa Venetia is removed for maintenance.
The County of Marin operates 17 pump stations with a total of 43 pumps in Flood Control Zones 1, 3, 4 & 7. Every year during the summer several pumps are removed for periodic maintenance. The work is completed by outside contractors selected by competitive bidding. No pumps are removed before May 1 and all maintained pumps must be back in place by October 15.
Marin County Board of Supervisors Update on the Watershed Program
October 29, 2013
On May 13, 2008, the Marin County Board of Supervisors authorized implementation of the Watershed Program, identifying this program as one of the County’s top priority initiatives. This staff report describes the status of work in each watershed and provides an update on specific deliverables being developed for each watershed.
Marin Project Coordination Meetings
High tides to watch
Days with tides predicted to be at or above 6.5 feet.
2014 year: January 1st through the 3rd, January 27th through the 31st. February 1st, 27th, and 28th. June 11th, 12th, 14th, and 15th. July 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, and 14th. August 7th through the 10th, and the 12th. September 6th, 7th, and 8th. November 5th, 6th, and 7th. December 3rd through the 6th, and 20th through the 23rd.
View NOAA's Tides & Currents website for more information.
Tsunami Evacuation Maps
The County of Marin has produced Tsunami Evacuation Planning Maps countywide for the shoreline along the coast and in San Pablo Bay.