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Home Elevation Grant

A grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is available to homeowners to raise their homes above the flood elevation. View grant requirements to find out if you are eligible and how to apply (by May 13, 2016).

Flood Control Zone 1 Advisory Board to Meet

map of novato watershed

The Advisory Board will meet on May 5, 2016 and materials are available now:
Agenda
Staff Report

Flood Control Zone No. 7 Advisory Board April 20

The Advisory Board met to discuss Zone business and hear about polling results for a fee measure to supplement Zone funds. Meeting materials are now available:
Agenda
Staff Report
Presentation

Gallinas Watershed Program Community Meeting April 5th

Community meeting presentations are available:
Overview
Upper Gallinas Opportunities

Southern Marin Watershed Guide

Cover of Watershed Guide

Public comments due May 1st

Public comments are welcome on the Southern Marin Watershed Guide. The text and layout are open for comments and we are in the process of finalizing maps and images. Please send comments to Chris Choo, watershed planner for Southern Marin.

Have photos of Southern Marin that you'd like to share for the Guide and other publications? If so, please contact Chris.

Tidal Flooding in Marin

High water at on-ramp to Highway 101

Caltrans and County of Marin have prepared an Informational sheet on the flooding at Manzanita, Highway 101 at Highway 1. View it here.

Gallinas Watershed Program at San Rafael City Council

Gallinas Watershed Program will present an update on the program at the May 2nd City Council meeting. The agenda is now available on the City's webpage.

Photo of San Rafael Mission

Rainfall and Flood Update

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Rainfall totals since March 1st (in inches):
Upper Mill Valley: 8.59
Lower Mill Valley: 7.45
Kentfield: 10.75
Novato: 6.15
Dillon Beach: 6.50
Point Reyes Station: 7.21

No significant flooding was reported and there were no reported operational issues with our flood conveyance systems (i.e. channels and pumps). No overbank flooding was observed on District maintained creeks due to storm flow rates and District pre-season storm preparations.

Gallinas Watershed Program: Sea Level Rise Assessment

Map of areas in lower Gallinas Creek that are affected by sea level rise

The Gallinas Watershed Program has released the draft Lower Gallinas Creek Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment. Please send comments to Laurie Williams by May 31, 2016.
Read the draft Assessment.

Weather and Tides

El Nino may play a significant role in yielding observed tides which are higher than predicted. Learn more.

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 dates with tides predicted to be at or above 6.5 ft. include:

May 6-9; June 2-7; July 1-6; July 28-31; August 2-3; August 17-19; October 16-19; November 12-16; December 10-16.

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