Historical ecology of Novato Baylands
San Francisco Estuary Institute has completed a report showing historical baylands and comparing their extent then to what exists today.
The report is a product of the Flood Control 2.0 project for the Novato Watershed Program.
Fish Passage Program
Restoring fish passage
through County structures remains a high priority for Marin County Public Works. Since 2005, eight barrier removal projects have been completed and four more are in the design phase.
Online Novato Watershed Tour
The Novato Watershed Tour spotlights locations where flood reduction projects could be implemented and habitat restored.
The Flood Control District operates 20 pump stations throughout eastern Marin County. Each pump station contains multiple pumps that work together during storms to pump water from low-lying areas to creeks and the bay. Each summer, the District pulls 5-7 pumps for maintenance - barnacles need to be removed, the parts cleaned and maintained, and the pump re-coated against the elements.
Marin Project Coordination Meetings
High tides to watch
2015 dates with tides predicted to be at or above 6.5 feet:
August 2nd; August 27th-30th; September 29th-30th; October 26th-29th; November 23rd-27th; December 21st-26th.
View NOAA's Tides & Currents website for more information.
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
Western Pond Turtle
Populations of western pond turtles, which are found in creeks and ponds in Marin County, are declining due to habitat loss. The status of the turtle, which is listed as a species of special concern in California, is being reviewed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to see whether it should be added to the endangered species list.