Upcoming Events

Advisory Board

The next Flood Control Zone 7 Advisory Board meeting has been scheduled for May 10, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center. To join our email notification list for meeting notices, please contact the Zone Engineer.

Zone 7 Open House

Santa Venetia Pump Station No. 5

Thanks to those who joined the Zone 7 Advisory Board at our Open House on March 25th. If you couldn't make it, be sure to check out our poster that shows how flood control facilities work together to protect Santa Venetia from major flooding. View the poster.

Gallinas Watershed Program

Gallinas Creek Watershed map

Recently, Zone 7 worked with the Gallinas Watershed Program and its partners to produce focused studies within the watershed to seek solutions for reducing flood risk, increasing local re-use of sediments, restoring habitat, and increasing resiliency to sea level rise.

See the Gallinas Watershed Program webpage for more details.

Survey Results

Recently, we conducted an online survey to better understand community support for a potential revenue measure. Over 150 people have responded - thank you! View the results.

Zone 7 Fact Sheet

View of Gallinas Creek from San Pablo Bay

The Zone 7 fact sheet contains basic information about Flood Control Zone 7, including purpose, projects, funding, and advisory board. View the fact sheet.

Levee Inspections on Vendola Drive

Reinforced timber berms on Gallinas Creek during King Tides January 2017

Zone 7 regularly inspects the earthen levees and timber reinforced berms on private properties along Vendola Drive. With the proper Rights to Enter, the wooden floodwall structures are inspected, prioritized and repaired to maintain the structural integrity of the levee which is crucial to protecting Santa Venetia. For more information, contact Bené da Silva at (415) 473-6538.

View photos from a recent levee repair project.

Zone 7 Funding

Flood Control Zone 7 is funded via ad valorem taxes, but current budget projections show that Zone reserves are low and that current ad valorem taxes are not sufficient to fund regular operations and maintenance.

There is extensive past history of parcel taxes in Zone 7 to supplement ad valorem funds. The Gallinas Watershed Program is determining community support for a new parcel tax.

Sea Level Rise

Homes near Santa Venetia Marsh Preserve during King Tides January 2017

Recent King Tides have demonstrated what the future might look like with sea level rise. All recent Zone studies have studied potential impacts of sea level rise on Santa Venetia.

The Lower Gallinas Creek Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment shows what may be in store.

Santa Venetia Dock Report

Santa Venetia dock in Gallinas Creek

Gallinas Watershed Council prepared a report of current issues and permit requirements for rehabbing docks on Gallinas Creek: Santa Venetia Dock Report.

Living Behind Levees

So You Live Behind a Levee booklet coverWhat does it mean to live behind a levee? How much protection does a levee really provide? Read the So, You Live Behind a Levee! booklet to find out more.

Santa Venetia Interior Drainage Study

Map of stormwater infrastructure in Santa Venetia

The Santa Venetia Interior Drainage Study was funded by the Gallinas Watershed Program.

Final Draft Report
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Las Gallinas Creek Levee Evaluation

Gallinas levee

The Levee Evaluation was a significant multi-year effort to understand the current condition of the levees and possible improvement alternatives. Read more about the evaluation.

Download reports related to the evaluation.

Read Community Meeting Comments and Responses.