Richardson Bay Shoreline Study
Public Comment Draft
The study evaluates flooding impacts along the shoreline under future sea level rise scenarios and discusses a range of potential alternatives to reduce flooding and increase shoreline resilience. Alternatives discussed in general include a range from hard engineering (i.e. levees and floodwalls) and soft engineering (expanded wetlands) as well as zoning and lifestyle adaptation options. Read the study.
Novato on Short List for Grant Awards
The California Department of Water Resources has just announced that it has recommended awarding $403,331 for local levee evaluation in the Novato baylands and $1.5 million for the construction of a permanent flood control overflow weir to Deer Island Basin.
Are you Prepared?
Learn about what you can do to get prepare before, during, and after a storm with the Winter is Coming brochure.
Floating Islands in Civic Center Lagoon
The Gallinas Watershed Council launched two floating islands in the Civic Center Lagoon in October.
Read more about the Floating Islands.
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.
Read the County Press Release on Predicted High Tides during the holidays.
The National Weather Service's precipitation outlook indicates Marin is likely to receive more rain than normal and tides could be significantly higher than predicted.
Flood Control Zone Winter Preparedness
Flood control zone-specific updates regarding winter preparedness are provided below:
- Zone 1 – Novato
- Zone 3 – Mill Valley Area
- Zone 4 – Bel Aire and Strawberry Circle
- Zone 5 – Stinson Beach
- Zone 6 – Rafael Meadows
- Zone 7 – Santa Venetia
- Zone 9 – Ross Valley
- Zone 10 – Inverness
El Nino and the Drought
The link between El Nino and wet weather in Northern California might not be what you think. Learn more
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 information on both predicted and observed tides. Tides are likely to run even higher during storms.
Upcoming dates with tides predicted to be at or above 6.5 ft. include:
December 21st - 26th; January 20th - 23rd; February 8th