High Tides Expected Over Next Few Months

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Seasonal tide levels could impact areas with history of localized flooding Seasonal high tides can cause flooding along shoreline communities and low-lying roads in Marin County. Tide-related flooding can happen whether it is raining or not, but the flooding can increase significantly if the elevated tides occur … Continued

Storm Season Preparations Completed

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – County conducted annual maintenance work ahead of potentially wet winter The intense rainstorms that hit Marin in January 2023 caused significant impacts across the county. The breadth of the damage caused by the storms, also known as atmospheric rivers, spurred the Marin County Board of Supervisors to declare … Continued

Driveway culvert maintenance, who’s responsibility is it?

Did you know that pavement damage, soil erosion, and mudslides can be caused by blocked stormwater flow across driveways or under driveways via culverts? If leaves or other waste block the flow of stormwater runoff, then the water gets redirected and can cause serious flooding and/or localized erosion. Those issues can lead to road closures … Continued

Marin City Residents Invited to First Community Meeting for Stormwater Plan

Community engagement is key to creating flood risk reduction options! The Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District is seeking input from the community to develop a Stormwater Plan which will identify options for flood risk reduction in Marin City, an unincorporated neighborhood near Richardson Bay. Community members are invited to share first-hand experiences … Continued

Community Input Key to Marin City Stormwater Plan

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Engagement is crucial element in identifying flood risk reduction solutions This spring, the Marin City community is invited to share its own ideas and first-hand experiences with flood control specialists tasked with reducing flood risk and related inconveniences for the area. During storm season and high tides, … Continued

Portable Pump Station Proposed for Marin City

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – State funding to reduce flooding severity on Donahue Street Marin City residents and visitors, chronically hampered by roadway flooding during severe storms and high tides, could find some transportation relief by next winter if a proposed portable pump station is approved on March 21. The planned project … Continued

Progress update on Sunnyside Flood Detention Basin Project

Work is progressing nicely with the detention basin at the former Sunnyside Nursery, located at 3000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. It is nearing completion and it will be operational this rainy season. Once completed, the detention basin will hold stormwater overflows from Fairfax Creek during peak storm events by having water spill over a side … Continued

Flood Zone 3 Maintenance Update, Fall 2022

In Flood Control Zone 3, which covers portions of Mill Valley, Marin City, and Tamalpais Valley, preventative maintenance for all five pump stations takes place every year and includes the inspection, testing, and as needed replacement of electrical and mechanical components. All pump station back-up generators have been run-tested and the fuel checked and maintained … Continued

Flood Zone 4 Maintenance Update, Fall 2022

In Flood Zone 4, which covers portions of Tiburon and Strawberry, preventive maintenance at all pump stations takes place every year and includes the inspection, testing, and as needed replacement of electrical and mechanical components.  Maintenance was completed in September, and all pump station back-up generators were run-tested, the fuel checked and maintained as needed. … Continued

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