Watershed Publications and Reports

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Creek Maintenance in Novato Creek

Check out this time-lapse movie of crews taking care of a huge, fallen tree in Novato Creek. When storm season rolls around, the water will now be able to flow safely through the cleared channel.


Novato Creek Watershed featured in KRCB miniseries

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Novato Watershed Program Fact Sheet

Novato Watershed Program Work Plan

Novato Dredge 2016 Fact Sheet

Flood Control 2.0 Fact Sheet

Novato Watershed Hydraulic Study Reports

Alternatives Analysis Report June 2016

Executive Summary

Full report


Existing Conditions Report July 2014

Executive Summary

Full report (21 MB)

Appendices (20 MB)

Or download smaller sections:

Cover page to Chapter 3 (Introduction: 3.5 MB)

Chapters 4 - 5 (Model descriptions; Flo-2D Model: 7.5 MB)

Chapter 6 (Baylands Model: 4 MB)

Chapters 7 - 9 (Conclusion; Alternatives; References: 6 MB)

Appendix A (9 MB)

Appendices B and C (4 MB)

Appendix D (1.5 MB)

Appendix E (4 MB)

Appendices F, G and H (3 MB)


Board of Supervisors Proposed Tax Measure (8/1/2017)

Polling on Potential Tax Measure (9/27/2016)

Novato City Council (8/30/2016)

Community Meeting 2 Introduction (2/22/16)

Community Meeting 2 Hydraulic Study Results (2/22/16)

Flood Control Zone 1 Advisory Board (2/4/16)

Community Meeting 1 Introduction (5/14/15)

Community Meeting 1 SFEI Historical Ecology (5/14/15)

Flood Control Zone 1 Advisory Board (5/7/15)

Flood Control Zone 1 Advisory Board (2/5/15)

Historical Ecology (L. Collins 2012)

Newsletter Archive

2015 Spring
2014-15 Winter
2014 Summer
2012 Fall

Flood Control 2.0 Products

Flood Control 2.0 Fact Sheet

Novato Creek Baylands Vision (SFEI) (November 2015)

Novato Creek Baylands Historical Ecology Study (SFEI) (May 2015)

Lower Novato Creek Redesign Project (SFBJV podcast)

Bay Nature: Flood Control 2.0 (Spring 2015)

Novato Watershed Hydrology Reports - June 2014

Hydrologic Analysis of the Novato Creek Watershed 7.5 MB PDF
HEC-HMS Model Review (WRECO) 5.6 MB PDF

Novato in the News

Marin IJ July 2016: Novato Creeks Eyed for Dredging.

SF Bay Joint Venture August 2016: Novato Watershed Program

SF Bay Joint Venture: Lower Novato Creek Redesign Project. Watch the podcast (scroll to bottom).

Marin IJ May 2016: Plan for Flood Detention Basin in Novato Moving Ahead

Bay Nature Spring 2015: Flood Control 2.0

KRCB's Our Watershed Stories: Novato Creek - Chapter 5
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Bibliography for the Novato Watershed Hydraulic Study - August 2011

Bibliography for RFP (zipped) 663 MB zip file
NHC HEC-RAS 425 MB zipped file
Questa Novato Creek RAS 2.8 MB PDF

8 Phases of Novato Flood Control Project (NFCP) map

If the files are too large for you to download, we have some CDs available at the front desk of Room 304.

Pacheco Pond Reports

Pacheco Pond Water Management Plan (July 2014)

Army Corps San Pablo Bay Watershed Management Plan - May 2010

Due to limited funding, updated feasibility-level engineering and technical analysis have not been included in the document. Read more here.

pdf San Pablo bay Watershed Management Plan 3.6 MB

Department of Fish and Game Habitat Assessment for Novato Creek - Feb 2011

pdf Novato Creek Habitat Assessment 3.7 MB

pdf Year 1 Vegetation Monitoring Report for Vineyard Creek Restoration Project (May & Associates, 2009)