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Keeping Our Heads Above Water

Floodplain Management Association 2014 conference logo

Two Flood Control staff members are participating in the 2014 Floodplain Management Association conference. Roger Leventhal will present the engineering design and construction of the Aramburu Island Beach Restoration Project in Richardson Bay.

Hannah Lee will present on the Santa Venetia SWMM Hydraulic Model, a product of the Gallinas Watershed Program.

FMA is the premier statewide flood protection conference. Local and state agencies will come together to share ideas for solving flooding issues.

Boyle Park Ribboncutting

Partners cut a ribbon across the fence at Boyle Park.Thank you to our funders, partners, and the community for the wonderful restoration project at Boyle Park.

See the transformation through photos!

 

 

Santa Venetia Drainage Study Presentation

Map of stormdrains in Santa Venetia

Initial findings will be presented to the Flood Control Zone 7 Advisory Board on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center.

Meeting agenda

Fish Passage Program

fish passage

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.
Click here to learn more….

Use of Horizontal Levees for Natural Flood Protection

Graphic of horizontal levee

The Bay Institute has prepared a report on the benefits of restoring tidal marshes, including the creation of horizontal levees for natural flood protection.

View the report

 

Gallinas Geomorphic Dredge Assessment

Gallinas Watershed staff presented results of the geomorphic dredge assessment to the County Service Area No. 6 (CSA6) Advisory Board on July 29th. Meeting notes will be posted soon

See the Gallinas Watershed page for more details.

Stinson Beach Advisory Board Meeting

Thursday, July 31st at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Stinson Beach Community Center

View the meeting agenda and staff report.

Marin Project Coordination Meetings

Image of the flyer for the Project Coordination Meeting.Marin County has monthly project coordination meetings to review and
guide projects through the environmental and regulatory permit process.

Find out more.

White paper on Climate adaptation - sea level rise

1953 photo of San Rafael

The City of San Rafael has produced a white paper aimed at providing information useful for understanding sea level rise and moving forward to the next steps in long-range planning.

 

 

Novato Existing Conditions Report now available

Map of Novato Creek watershed with flood data

The Novato Watershed Hydraulic Study Existing Conditions report is now available for downloading.

See the Novato Watershed page for more details.

Podcast Features Novato Watershed Program

View of Lower Novato Creek (photo by Sue Lattanzio)

The Lower Novato Creek Redesign Project is featured in a podcast which describes potential flood control benefits and habitat restoration. The podcast is one of several produced by the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture.

View the podcast.

Drawing of waves

High tides to watch

Days with tides predicted to be at or above 6.5 feet.

2014 year: September 6th, 7th, and 8th. November 5th, 6th, and 7th. December 3rd through the 6th, and 20th through the 23rd.

View NOAA's Tides & Currents website for more information.