Draft Upper Gallinas Restoration Memo
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. Read the draft report.
Tidal Flooding in Marin
Caltrans and County of Marin have prepared an Informational sheet on the flooding at Manzanita, Highway 101 at Highway 1. View it here.
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
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.
Floating Islands Update
The plants on the two floating islands installed in the Civic Center Lagoon last October are thriving, and their roots are drawing nutrients and pollutants out of the lagoon's water.
The floating islands project is spearheaded by the Gallinas Watershed Council.
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.
Novato Watershed Program Releases Alternatives Analysis
Gallinas Watershed Program Fact Sheet
Gallinas Watershed Program: Sea Level Rise Assessment
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
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 1-6; July 28-31; August 2-3; August 17-19; October 16-19; November 12-16; December 10-16.