Author: jkaelon@marincounty.org

Storm Drainage Fee Update Report now available

Annually, Zone 9 prepares an update on the 20-year Ross Valley storm drain fee for approval by the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (District).  The fee was approved by voters in 2007 and extends through fiscal year 2026-2027. The draft  2024 Storm Drain Fee Update Report is now available: Notice of Hearing  … Continued

Meetings and Community Outreach for Marin City Stormwater Plan

The Marin City Stormwater Plan project team has been getting the word out to the community. To date, outreach has included:  20+ small outreach events (including site visits with residents and community office hours)  2 Community Meetings  3 Project Task Force Meetings  2 Community Services District meetings  1 Flood Zone 3 Advisory Board meeting   Upcoming … Continued

Corte Madera Creek Flood Risk Management Project update, May 2024

Construction of the Granton Park Stormwater Pump Station is substantially complete. PG&E will energize the station soon and the District anticipates completing final pump testing in July 2024. The pump station is expected to be operational for the coming winter season.  In February 2024, the District began working with a consultant to provide Federal Emergency Management … Continued

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

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