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Upcoming Meetings

Zone 1 - Novato Advisory Board Meeting
Thursday, June 29, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Womack Room at City Offices, 922 Machin Ave. The main agenda item concerns a potential parcel tax. Link to agenda and staff report.

Zone 4 - Bel Aire Advisory Board
July 13, 2017
Location and time TBD

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

Past Meetings

Zone 7 - Santa Venetia Advisory Board Meeting
June 19. A potential parcel tax was on the agenda. Meeting packet.

Zone 9 Advisory Board
June 12, 2017

See 5/16/17 Phoenix Lake presentation to AB

Santa Venetia Town Hall Meeting with Supervisor Damon Connolly

Town Hall graphic

View the presentation given at the June 5th Town Hall meeting here.

 

Diet Stroeh

Diet Stroeh (third from left), with Supervisor Judy Arnold, Novato Sanitary District General Manager Sandeep Karkal, and Novato Public Works Director Russ Thompson, on a 2015 Novato Watershed tour.

Diet Stroeh, longtime member of the Zone 1 Advisory Board, passed away on May 31, 2017. Diet was a huge supporter of the flood protection and watershed efforts in Novato. Read the Marin IJ obituary.

Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

The draft Assessment has been released and the comment period closed May 30th. The final will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on June 20th.

Read the Vulnerability Assessment.

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. View current rainfall totals.

Home Elevation Grant

View FEMA requirements.

KRCB on Creek Restoration

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

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.

Using Nature to Address Flooding

Marshlands in Gallinas Watershed

Nature-based solutions use natural processes, mimic natural systems, or work in tandem with traditional approaches to address flooding hazards. For more information, see the Naturally Resilient Communities webpage.

 

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.

Southern Marin Watershed Guide

Cover of Watershed Guide

Download the Southern Marin Watershed Guide.

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:

July 18-25
August 16-22
November 4-7
December 1-6
December 29-31

tide graphic