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Draft Upper Gallinas Restoration Memo

Photo of Gallinas Creek concrete channel in Terra Linda

Upper Gallinas Creek was channelized into a concrete trapezoidal structure in the 1950s. A natural creek could provide wildlife habitat and enhanced walking and bicycling opportunities. Obstacles to restoration include cost, ability to convey storm flows, and land ownership.

We would like to hear what you think about restoring the channel. Please provide comments to Laurie Williams by June 13.
Read the draft report.

Novato Flood Control Project Highlighted in Marin IJ

Flood Detention project moves forward.
Read the IJ article.

Home Elevation Grant

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

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.

Novato Watershed Program Releases Alternatives Analysis

Aerial photo of Novato Baylands (photo by Sue Lattanzio)

The Draft Alternatives Analysis report is now available for public review and comment. Please email comments to Laurie Williams by June 6.
Executive Summary
Alternatives Report
Attachments

Floating Islands Update

Photo of floating island in Civic Center Lagoon

The plants on the two floating isalnds installed in the Civic Center Lagoonlast October are thriving, and their roots are drawing nutrients and pollutants out of the lagoon's water.

The largest island is being re-located away from the Marin County Fair's fireworks barge. Current plans are for the islands to remain until May 2017. The floating islands project is spearheaded by the Gallinas Watershed Council.

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.
Read the draft 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:

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

tide graphic