News

Upcoming Zone Meetings

Zone 5 Advisory Board
April 26 6:30 PM
Stinson Beach Community Center

Zone 6 Advisory Board
May 2 6:30 PM
Marin County Civic Center

Zone 7 Advisory Board
May 10 6:30 PM
Osher Marin JCC

Zone 9 Advisory Board
May 16 7:00 PM
Ross School, 9 Lagunitas Rd, Ross

Zone 7 Open House

Santa Venetia Pump Station No. 5

Thanks to those who joined us at our recent Open House to learn how the Zone's flood control facilities work together to protect Santa Venetia.
View the facilities poster.
View the Zone 7 webpage.

Novato Creek from Above

Novato Creek near San Pablo Bay

Not everyone has the chance to see Novato Creek as it flows into San Pablo Bay. CLE flew a drone over Novato Creek on January 9th. Watch the YouTube video.

Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Community Meetings

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Please join us for an overview of the recently completed sea level rise vulnerability assessment and to play the award-winning Game of Floods that challenges players to adapt to sea level rise, king tides and storm surges:

April 25 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Mill Valley Community Center

April 29 10:00 AM-noon Novato City Hall

Meeting flyer.

Read the Vulnerability Assessment.

Upgrades to County Rain and Stream Gages

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. View current rainfall totals.

Home Elevation Grant

View FEMA requirements.

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.

Using Nature to Address Flooding

Nature-based solutions use natural processes, mimic natural systems, or work in tandem with traditional approaches to address flooding hazards. For more information, see the Naturally Resilient Communities webpage.

Southern Marin Watershed Guide

Cover of Watershed Guide

Download the Southern Marin Watershed Guide.

Wetland Restoration Is Working!

Duck in Bay Area wetlands

Check out this series of short videos that show how and where wetland restoration is working around San Francisco Bay. Go to the videos.

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:

April 28
May 25-28
June 20-26
July 18-25
August 16-22
November 4-7
December 1-6
December 29-31

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