Watershed Publications and Reports

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Stinson Beach


Stinson Beach Special Tax Election Final Results

2/3 needed to pass:

135 YES votes = 56.72%

103 NO votes = 43.28%

Thank you for your support of the watershed program.

Link to the official election results


Stinson Beach Special Tax Election March 3, 2015

Stinson Beach voters will determine if a special tax should be levied to provide funding for a $5.7 million flood protection project. Read the press release.


Stinson Beach Fact Sheet

The fact sheet provides a summary of the Stinson Beach Watershed Program, the special tax, its costs and purpose. View the Fact Sheet


Stinson Beach Frequently Asked Questions

A frequently asked questions and answers sheet has been developed for the Stinson Beach Watershed Program and Flood Control Zone No. 5. View the FAQs.


Stinson Beach Flood Tax

The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Tuesday, November 4th and adopted the Stinson Beach special tax resolution and ballot language. The election will be held on March 3, 2015. Visit the Board of Supervisors website to view the agenda or watch a video of the meeting.

The 20-year parcel tax would raise $250 per parcel per year for improved (developed) parcels and $50 per parcel per year for unimproved parcels.

The funding strategy shows the estimated costs and strategy for raising the necessary funding to construct the alternatives.

View the funding strategy.

View the ballot language

View the resolution

Staff prepared a basis memo for the parcel tax. It explains the process for deciding on the alternative and the funding strategy. Costs are provided with the fee methodology. View the Basis Memo here.


Flood Control Zone No. 5 Advisory Board meeting information

Agendas, staff reports, and all handouts and presentations are posted to the Zone meeting page in the library.


Flood Control Zone No. 5 Advisory Board meeting information

Agendas, staff reports, and all handouts and presentations are posted to the Zone meeting page in the library.


Stinson Beach Community and Zone No. 5 Advisory Board meeting

December 1, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center

Agenda items included the Zone bylaws and the Watershed Program fact sheet and frequently asked questions.

View the meeting packet here


Stinson Beach Community and Zone No. 5 Advisory Board meeting

September 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Center

Flyer advertising the meeting.

The Advisory Board recommended the ballot language and resolution without the 3% CPI (inflation increase).

View the meeting packet here


Stinson Beach Zone No. 5 Advisory Board meeting

July 31, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center

Meeting actions included a recommendation to pursue a parcel tax election for Flood Control Zone 5. Staff will return with ballot language, refined tax costs, and a resolution for review.

View the meeting packet here.


Stinson Beach Community Meeting #2

Our third community meeting was held on June 5, 2014.

The survey results, revenue options, and draft funding strategy were presented.

View the presentation

View the funding strategy


Stinson Beach Zone No. 5 Advisory Board meeting

May 15, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center

Meeting focus was a review of the funding options available for the Flood Control District. Action items included support of the parcel tax option and directing staff to present the information at a community meeting.

View the meeting packet here.


Stinson Beach Watershed Program Community Survey Results

View of the Stinson Beach survey.

Thank you Stinson Beach for your response to the Flood Study survey. The answers are posted alongside the original survey questions. View the survey results.


February 9th storm prompts collaborative effort to avert serious flooding in Stinson Beach

Work crews remove sediment from behind the Parkside Cafe on February 14, 2014.

Read the press release.


Final Stinson Beach Watershed Program Flood Study and Alternatives Assessment

This study evaluates the existing creek and floodplain conditions of Easkoot Creek in the community of Stinson Beach for flood conditions. Sediment and flows impact flooding and they have been evaluated with a range of alternatives.

A slideshow was created to provide an introduction to the study and its findings. View the presentation here.

The study is available for download only.

Download the entire study.

Or download smaller sections:

Cover page to Chapter 7 (Key Findings)

Chapters 8 to 13 (Alternatives 1 to 6)

Chapters 14 to 17 (Alternatives 7 to 10)

Appendices A to C

Appendices D and E

Appendices F and G


Stinson Beach Flood Modeling Videos

The tan line represents the creek and water that overflows is shown in shades of blue that indicate water depth. (Darker is deeper.)

These flood videos simulate conditions in the watershed during a variety of storm conditions and with several of the more promising alternatives. The study contains still images and details for every one of the alternatives.

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Combined Dredge South Bypass Compare Dec 05

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Dredge Compare Dec 05

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South Bypass Compare Dec 05

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Existing Conditions Dec 05

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Existing Conditions 100 YR


Stinson Beach Village Association meeting

Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel in Stinson Beach. We will be presenting on the Stinson Beach Watershed Program Flood Study.


Flood Zone No. 5 Advisory Board meeting

Friday, December 6th, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel in Stinson Beach.

View the meeting packet in the Library.

View the presentation made about the Stinson Beach Watershed Program Flood Study.


Draft Stinson Beach Watershed Program Flood Study and Alternatives Assessment

This study evaluates the existing creek and floodplain conditions of Easkoot Creek in the community of Stinson Beach for flood conditions. Sediment and flows impact flooding and they have been evaluated with a range of alternatives.

The study is available for download and copies will be available at the Stinson Beach County Library.

Part 1 of 4 (1.5 MB pdf)

Part 2 of 4 (3.9 MB pdf)

Part 3 of 4 (2.1 MB pdf)

Part 4 of 4 (3.7 MB pdf)

Or view the entire study (10.9 MB pdf)

 

The National Park Service (NPS) has been a partner on the Watershed Program. Staff provided written comments and these are available for review.

Comments on the study from Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) staff.

Additional comments from GGNRA on the study.

Comments from GGNRA staff on the Appendix.

Comments from NPS Water Resource Division staff.


Stinson Beach Schedule

 

View the Stinson Beach Watershed Program schedule.

(January 2014)


Stinson Beach Sediment Removal Trap Permits

April 2013

Marin County Flood Control District is in the final stage of acquiring permits to construct a sediment removal trap within the Easkoot Creek floodplain, adjacent to the Stinson Beach public parking lot on National Parks Service property.  The site typically goes dry in the summer and is easily accessed by heavy equipment, so sediment removal will be easy to accomplish while impacts to creek habitat will be minimized.  The District expects sediment removal at this site to be in operation for a minimum of five years, depending on its effectiveness and the cost-effectiveness of removing sediment from the creek in this location.  Annual removal of sediment at this site should reduce the need for sediment removal at the downstream bridge crossings of the Calles; although sediment will continue to be removed at the bridge crossings on an as-needed basis.

Final Plan Set for the Easkoot Creek sediment trap located adjacent to the Stinson Beach Public Parking Lot

CA Department of Fish and Wildlife Routine Maintenance Agreement for Stinson Beach Flood Control Program


Stinson Beach Public Meeting

April 2012

The Watershed Program kick-off meeting was held on Thursday, April 19th from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Stinson Beach Community Center.

These preliminary videos show where and when overflow flooding occurs from Easkoot Creek based on 2010-11 ground elevations and the December 31, 2005 storm. The flood video is a product of the hydrology and hydraulics model that has been developed for Easkoot Creek. This model is a first for Easkoot Creek and represents multiple local data sets that have been incorporated to build the model.

  


The shades of blue indicate depth and in the zoomed version, flow arrows show speed and direction of water.


Stinson Beach Request for Proposals

May 2011

A request for a hydrology and hydraulics model for the Easkoot Creek watershed. The models will be used to understand the current channel and floodplain conditions and to evaluate proposed project alternatives to improve flood protection, restore habitat and reduce dredging costs and impacts.

pdf Hydrology and Hydraulics Study Request for Proposals 1.6 MB


Wetland Restoration Technical Memo

July 2009

A conceptual plan to restore wetlands in Easkoot Creek for flood protection has been developed. Additional feasibility studies will need to be completed to determine cost benefits and levels of protection.

pdf Easkoot Creek Technical Memo 3.2 MB