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Easkoot Creek Hydrology and Hydraulics Study
O'Connor Environmental has developed a hydrology and hydraulics model for the Easkoot Creek watershed. The model will be used to understand the current channel and floodplain conditions and to evaluate proposed project alternatives to improve flood protection, restore habitat and reduce dredging costs and impacts.
Information related to the development of the model are captured in a series of Technical Memos. There will be a total of seven memos covering: background, LiDAR, hydrology, hydraulics, fisheries, sediment transport, and geormorphology and watershed sediment assessment. Available drafts are posted below:
Please use the Contact Us link below to provide comments to Chris Choo.
Preliminary Flood Modeling Video
The flood video is a product of the hydrology and hydraulics model curently under development for Easkoot Creek. This model is a first for Easkoot Creek and represents multiple local data sets that have been incorporated to build a model. This video represents a hybrid of data, the storm of December 2005 shown on 2010-11 ground elevations.
The shades of blue indicate water depth and the red shapes represent buildings.
This model can be used to show existing conditions and it will be used to show changes to flooding with a variety of alternatives. Alternatives modeling is expected to be completed by Winter 2012.
Stinson Beach Community Meeting #1
The Watershed Program kick-off meeting was held on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Stinson Beach Community Center.
Three slideshows are available from the meeting:
Flood videos shown at the meeting are now located in the Library.
Stinson Beach Watershed Program Timeline
Stinson Beach Sediment Removal
Marin County Flood Control District is in the final stage of acquiring permits to construct a sediment removal trap adjacent to the Stinson Beach public parking lot on National Parks Service property. The site typically goes dry in the summer and is easily accessed by heavy equipment, so sediment removal will be easy to accomplish while impacts to creek habitat will be minimized.