Upcoming Meetings

Zone 9 - Ross Valley Advisory Board
September 19, 2017
Location and time TBD

Zone 1 - Novato Advisory Board
November 16, 2017
Location and time TBD


Using Nature to Address Flooding and Sea Level Rise

Marshlands in Gallinas Watershed

Nature-based solutions use natural processes to address flooding and sea level rise. See the Naturally Resilient Communities webpage, or read how restoring tidal marsh can protect against sea level rise.


Home Elevation Grant

View FEMA requirements.

Zone 1 - Novato Parcel Tax to go on Ballot as Measure E

Map of Novato Creek Watershed and Flood Control Zone 1

At their August 1 meeting and following a public hearing, the Marin County Board of Supervisors recommended placing a flood control parcel tax for the greater Novato area on the November 7 ballot. It will appear on the ballot as Measure E.
View the presentation. Read the press release.
View the fact sheet.
Read the final resolution and ballot language. Frequently Asked Questions 2017 Storm Damages
Visit the Novato Watershed Program webpage.

Measure E Legal Notice for arguments and rebuttals.

Upgrades to County Rain and Stream Gages

Rain gauge

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.

Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

The final Assessment was presented to the Board of Supervisors on June 20th. Read the Vulnerability Assessment.

Sea Level Rise Adaptation: West Marin

The Marin County Community Development Agency has released the C-SMART Public DRAFT Adaptation Report. Visit to review the report.

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.

Southern Marin Watershed Guide

Cover of Watershed Guide

Download the Southern Marin Watershed Guide.

Green Infrastructure

Logo of Urban Greening Bay Area

Marin County is participating in Urban Greening Bay Area, a collaborative effort to re-envision Bay Area urban landscapes with green infrastructure to address climate change impacts and improve water quality in San Francisco Bay.
More Information.

KRCB on Creek Restoration

Tiffany Camhi reports on Marin County's Resource Conservation District Urban Streams Program. Listen to the report.

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:

August 16-22
November 4-7
December 1-6
December 29-31

tide graphic