Preparing for Storm Season

Crews clearing vegetation from creek.

Our crews have been working hard all summer to prepare for upcoming winter storms. Read the News Release.

We all need to be prepared:
Flood Preparedness page
Turn Around Don't Drown
Emergency Plan Template

DPW Program Reduces Flood Insurance Costs

A car is shown on a Belvedere driveway nearly up to its windows in floodwater.

Homeowners in unincorporated areas of Marin County will save an additional five percent annually on their National Flood Insurance Program policies next year. Read the news release.

Home Elevation Grant

View FEMA requirements.

Grant Confirmed for Potential San Anselmo Flood Control Project

Muddy flood waters in Corte Madera Creek get close to flood level near buildings in downtown San Anselmo.

State grant funds, originally targeted for projects within the Town of San Anselmo, will now likely be transferred to the Flood Control District pending environmental review approval.

If the transfer goes through, funds could be used for elements that fall outside of the San Anselmo town limits, namely the Sunnyside Nursery floodwater diversion basin located near Fairfax. Read the news release.

Southern Marin Watershed Guide

Cover of Watershed Guide

Download the Southern Marin Watershed Guide.

Nature-based solutions for flooding and SLR

Marin County marshlands

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

Green Infrastructure

Urban Greening logo

Marin County is participating in Urban Greening Bay Area, a collaborative effort to re-envision Bay Area urban landscapes with green infrastructure. More Info.

Mill Valley Watershed Video

Mill Valley Watershed Video

View the drone video. for a unique view of how water moves through the community.

Can the Bay Area Design Its Way Out Of Sea Level Rise?

Read the Bay Nature article by Alison Hawkes.

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. 2017 dates with tides predicted to be at or above 6.5 ft. include:

December 29-31

Tide graphic