News

Upcoming Meetings

Marin County Board of Supervisors
August 1, 10 a.m. (approx)
Civic Center Room 330 Board Chambers
The BOS will hold a public hearing on the proposed parcel tax in Zone 1.

Zone 1 - Novato Advisory Board
August 3, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location TBD

Zone 9 - Ross Valley Advisory Board
September 19, 2017
Location and time TBD

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Using Nature to Address Flooding and Sea Level Rise

Marshlands in Gallinas Watershed

Nature-based solutions use natural processes to address flooding and sea level rise. See the Naturally Resilient Communities webpage, or read how restoring tidal marsh can protect against sea level rise.

Zone 1 - Novato Proposed Parcel Tax

Map of Novato Creek Watershed and Flood Control Zone 1

The Board of Supervisors will decide on August 1, whether or not to place a parcel tax for the greater Novato area (City and unincorporated) on the November 7 ballot. The Board has scheduled a public hearing at approximately 10 a.m. in the Supervisors chambers.
Read the press release.
View the fact sheet.
Read the draft resolution and ballot language.
Visit the Novato Watershed Program webpage.

Upgrades to County Rain and Stream Gages

Rain gauge

The Flood Control District has received a Flood Emergency Response Program (FERP) Grant to upgrade all nine of its existing stream and rain gages to ALERT2 protocols. The grant also includes two new rain gages and a new stream gage for Zone 1 - Novato.

Home Elevation Grant

View FEMA requirements.

Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

The final Assessment was presented to the Board of Supervisors on June 20th. Read the Vulnerability Assessment.

Sea Level Rise Adaptation: West Marin

The Marin County Community Development Agency has released the C-SMART Public DRAFT Adaptation Report. Visit MarinSLR.org to review the report.

Mill Valley Watershed Video

Mill Valley Watershed Video

Southern Marin Watershed Program produced a drone-based video of the Arroyo Corte Madera del Presidio Watershed, providing a unique view of how water moves through the community. View the video.

Southern Marin Watershed Guide

Cover of Watershed Guide

Download the Southern Marin Watershed Guide.

Green Infrastructure

Logo of Urban Greening Bay Area

Marin County is participating in Urban Greening Bay Area, a collaborative effort to re-envision Bay Area urban landscapes with green infrastructure to address climate change impacts and improve water quality in San Francisco Bay.
More Information.

KRCB on Creek Restoration

Tiffany Camhi reports on Marin County's Resource Conservation District Urban Streams Program. Listen to the report.

Weather and Tides

For the latest rain update, 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 2017 dates with tides predicted to be at or above 6.5 ft. include:

July 18-25
August 16-22
November 4-7
December 1-6
December 29-31

tide graphic