Flood Control Funding Secured for Ross Valley

Corte Madera concrete channel

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) announced allocation of $400,000 to the Corte Madera Creek Flood Control Project (Unit 4) within its fiscal year 2015 work plan.

Read the press release.

Fish Passage Program

fish passage

Restoring fish passage
through County structures remains a high priority for Marin County Public Works. Since 2005, eight barrier removal projects have been completed and four more are in the design phase.
Learn more.



Stinson Beach Special Tax Election Final Results

2/3 needed to pass:

135 YES votes = 56.72%

103 NO votes = 43.28%

Thank you for your support of the watershed program.

Link to the official election results

Novato Watershed Program Fact Sheet

Thumbnail graphic of first page of fact sheet

We have produced a fact sheet describing the Program, its products, and timeline.
View the Fact Sheet.

Marin Project Coordination Meetings

Image of the flyer for the Project Coordination Meeting.Marin County has monthly project coordination meetings to review and
guide projects through the environmental and regulatory permit process.

Find out more.

Working Collaboratively to Enhance Flow Conveyance and Habitat

Culvert at Arroyo San Jose /Ignacio Blvd before work

Last Fall, Flood Control hired Public Works roads crews to remove sediment from Arroyo San Jose at Ignacio Blvd to increase flow conveyance ahead of the rainy season. Sediments were almost completely blocking one of the culvert bores. In cooperation with the Coastal Commission, the sediment was utilized to improve existing maintenance access roads. A willow tree growing in front of the culvert was removed; this month, Conservation Corps crews planted stakes from it upstream where they will grow to shade the creek, enhancing habitat. This is just another one of the collaborative, multi-benefit projects instituted by Flood Control.

Culvert at Arroyo San Jose /Ignacio Blvd after work

Real-Time Stream and Rainfall Gauges

Are You Prepared for Floods?

Flooding in 1958

Important information and helpful links are available at these sites:

Marin Watersheds Flood Preparedness
CA Dept Water Resources Flood Preparedness

Drawing of waves

High tides to watch

2015 dates with tides predicted to be at or above 6.5 feet:

May 17th; June 13th-15th; July 1st-3rd; July 11th-14th; July 29th-August 2nd; August 27th-30th; September 29th-30th; October 26th-29th; November 23rd-27th; December 21st-26th.

View NOAA's Tides & Currents website for more information.