map of Ross Valley watershed

What's Happening Now:

Events & Meetings

Next Zone 9 Advisory Board:

No December 2017 meeting. Next meeting scheduled for March 2018 date TBD.

November 15, 2017 Update to Larkspur City Council

Staff provided a presentation to the Larkspur City Council updating on the Program, Hydraulic Modeling, Lower Corte Madera Creek Improvement Study, Creek & Rainfall Gages, and 2017 Creek Maintenance.

November 18, 2017 10a Ross Site Tour of Frederick Allen Park Riparian Corridor

Iinterested community members joined staff for a meeting & site tour of the proposed Frederick Allen Park conceptual plan on Saturday, November 18 from 10a-12 noon. Take a look at the project FAQs.

July 15, 2017 Annual Fairfax Creek Cleanup & Creek Walk 9:30a-1:00p

Join your fellow nature enthusiasts in clearing out trash & debris, opening up the creek flow, and restoring natural habitat along Fairfax's creeks. Coffee, refreshments and work gloves provided; wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen. Meet at Fairfax Community Center, 16 Park Rd., at 9:30a.


Info on option to purchase 634 San Anselmo Ave in San Anselmo

Dept of Water Resources Grant (Previously Funding Phoenix Lake Project) Migrating to New Projects

As presented at the May and June Advisory Board meetings, the Phoenix Lake IRWM project is infeasible as proposed with the grant schedule and funding constraints. The District is proceeding forward with requesting migration of the grant funds to the Alternative C as identified in the June Advisory Board Presentation. DWR will review the grant amendment application (due 6/16) through 8/28. Join us for a public workshop on November 18, 2017.

Hydrologic Design Basis For The Ross Valley Capital Improvement Plan Study

Read this technical memorandum by Stetson Engineers, Inc. describing the hydrologic design basis (the “1% annual chance flood”) for the Ross Valley Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Included is a discussion on the effectiveness of flood diversion & storage basins for longer duration rain events and larger flood flow events. The memorandum was peer-reviewed by staff from the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and a third-party engineering firm.


Real-Time Stream and Rainfall Gauges

Picture of a computer screen with rainfall graph

Webcams & Other Stream Gauges

Creek levels and web cameras in Fairfax, San Anselmo, and Ross (Courtesy of Ross Valley Fire Department)

Flood Preparedness

Learn more about what we do and you can do to help be prepared for flooding.

Sign up for emergency alerts from the Marin County Sheriff.

Assistance for Landowners

Browse resources for landowners related to gardens, native plants, construction, and projects around the home.

Home Elevation Grant

View FEMA requirements

Listen to the 9/28/16 KCBS radio interview that discussed the concrete debris removal along San Anselmo Creek