News

Upcoming Meetings

Zone 4 - Bel Aire Advisory Board
September 28, 2017
Location - Strawberry Recreation District, First Floor Meeting Room, 118 East Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Time: 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

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

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September is National Preparedness Month

Hurricane Irma in Atlantic September 2017

Recent hurricanes and earthquakes are good reminders that we all need to be prepared for natural disasters.
Read the County News Release.
View Flood Preparedness page.

State of San Francisco Estuary Conference

The Estuary Conference showcases the latest information about our changing watersheds and emerging challenges. The conference will be held in Oakland on October 10-11. More information.

Marin County Structure Elevation Program

House being raised

Do you want to raise your home to reduce flooding risk? Worksheets for participating in Marin County's program are due October 16. View letter, FAQs, and excerpts from FEMA guidance document.

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. Preliminary Project List Frequently Asked Questions 2017 Storm Damages
Visit the Novato Watershed Program webpage.

Measure E Legal Notice for arguments and rebuttals.

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 MarinSLR.org 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 Info.

Nature-based solutions for flooding and SLR

Marshlands in Gallinas Watershed

Using natural processes can help address flooding and sea level rise. See the Naturally Resilient Communities webpage.

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:

November 4-7
December 1-6 and 29-31

tide graphic