Novato Watershed Program Community Meeting February 22 at Novato City Hall

Photo of Novato City Hall

The Novato Watershed Program will hold its second community meeting to showcase results of the hydraulic study and next steps. Read the flyer for more information.

Wildlife in Gallinas Creek Watershed

Photo of otter near Gallinas ponds by David Vaughan

Otters have been seen recently in the Civic Center Lagoon, and now in the ponds near Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District (photo by David Vaughan).

Discover the County Calendar

Get the latest information on upcoming Flood Control Zone Advisory Board and community meetings by visiting the County Calendar.

Select sponsor Flood Control and Water from the side drop-down menu.

Request for Proposals

Weir into Deer Island Basin from Novato Creek

The Novato Watershed Program has released a Request for Proposals for Final Design and Geotechnical Analysis for the Deer Island Detention Basin project.

Proposals are due February 12th. Download the RFP. See the Novato Watershed page for more information.

Richardson Bay Shoreline Study

Public Comment Draft

Coyote Creek on a sunny day near the top of the levee from high tide.

The Shoreline Study evaluates flooding impacts, alternatives to reduce flooding, and adaptation strategies to increase shoreline resilience. Read the study.

North Bay Watershed Association's 2016 Conference

Set totake place in Napa on April 22, 2016, the theme is The Future of Water is Now: Innovation, Integration, Adaptation. Learn more.

logo of North Bay Watershed Association

Flood Control Zone No. 7 Advisory Board to Meet February 24, 2016

Sea Level Rise inundation map of Santa Venetia

In addition to Zone No. 7 business, the meeting will feature Gallinas Watershed Program updates on the Lower Gallinas Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment, Upper Gallinas Restoration Opportunities Study, and the Final Report.

Agenda and meeting materials will be posted as soon as they are available.

Flood Control Zone Winter Preparedness

Crews removing vegetation in a creek.

Winter preparedness updates for each flood control zone are posted on our Flood Preparedness page.

Tidal Flooding in Marin

Flooding at Highway 101 and Highway 1 at Manzanita.Caltrans and County of Marin have prepared an Informational sheet on the flooding at Manzanita, Highway 101 at Highway 1. View it here.

Winter Forecast and El Nino

Ocean temperatures across the Pacific in June.

Learn more about the link between El Nino and wet weather in Northern California.

Check the National Weather Service's precipitation outlook. Track the latest on El Nino at NOAA's Climate Protection Center.

El Nino and the Tide

NOAA reports that El Nino is expected to play a significant role in yielding observed tides which are higher than predicted. Learn more.

See NOAA's Tides & Currents website for the latest tide information. Tides are likely to run even higher during storms. Upcoming dates with tides predicted to be at or above 6.5 ft. include:

February 6-9; April 9; May 6-9; June 2-7; July 1-6; July 28-31; August 2-3; August 17-19; October 16-19; November 12-16; December 10-16.

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