Flood Control Zone 4 Advisory Board Meeting

Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Findlay Hall, 240 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, CA.

For questions about the meeting, please contact Scott McMorrow at 415-473-2918, or via email at

The meeting agenda and staff report will be posted in the library when they become available.

Draft Upper Gallinas Restoration Memo

Photo of Gallinas Creek concrete channel in Terra Linda

Upper Gallinas Creek was channelized in the 1950s. A natural creek could provide wildlife habitat and enhanced walking and bicycling opportunities. Obstacles include cost, ability to convey storm flows, and land ownership. Read the draft report.

Home Elevation Grant

FEMA has a grant program to asist homeowners with raising their homes above the flood elevation. View grant requirements.

Novato Creek Dredging July 25 - October 31

Dredging Novato Creek in 2012.

Every 4 years, Flood Control Zone No. 1 dredges Novato Creek and tributaries to improve creek capacity during winter storms. Novato Watershed Page
Read Fact Sheet
Read News Release

Construction Update
7/25-7/30 Mobilization
8/1-8/5 Construct coffer dams and relocate fish (including threatened steelhead)
8/4 Begin dredging
Sept. Construct new levee near Slade Park

Summer Pump Maintenance

Several Flood Control pumps are being cleaned this summer to maintain optimal performance during winter storms. This photo shows a pump intake, which will be sand-blasted and coated before re-installation.

Intake of pump to be cleaned this summer

Southern Marin Watershed Guide

Cover of Watershed Guide

The Southern Marin Watershed Guide is available for download.

Novato Watershed Program Releases Alternatives Analysis

Aerial photo of Novato Baylands (photo by Sue Lattanzio)

The Draft Alternatives Analysis report is now available:
Executive Summary
Alternatives Report

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: Sea Level Rise Assessment

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

The Lower Gallinas Creek Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment provides a look at what may be in store for communities on the Bay's edge. Read the Vulnerability Assessment.

Weather and Tides

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:

July 28-31; August 2-3; August 17-19; October 16-19; November 12-16; December 10-16.

tide graphic