Corte Madera Creek Flood Risk Management Project update, March 2022

On March 15, 2022 the Board approved the construction plans and authorized bidding to begin for the first portion of the Corte Madera Creek Flood Risk Management Project. This includes the new stormwater pump station and new vehicular maintenance access ramp in the Granton Park neighborhood. The plans and specifications are available to view through … Continued

Eminent domain hearing canceled for levee project

Flood Control District is pausing Santa Venetia project to evaluate cost increase The Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District has canceled its March 15 District Board of Supervisors meeting at which the use of eminent domain would have been considered as part of upgrading the levee system along Gallinas Creek. Newly revised cost estimates for … Continued

New street-level flood gauge in Marin City

A new flood gauge has been installed under the street at Drake/Donahue intersection in Marin City. You can now view near real-time data for the area. There is a single threshold horizontal line of 59 inches shown on the graph. If the water goes over that threshold this means the storm drainage system is backed … Continued

Final phase of stormwater basin to begin in Fairfax

The final phase of the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District’s Sunnyside Flood Detention Basin project is expected to begin in August 2021 with a goal of improving public safety for properties along Fairfax Creek and San Anselmo Creek in the upper Ross Valley. The Flood Control District Board of Supervisors will consider … Continued

Novato Creek maintenance projects update, August 2021

The summer work program includes trimming vegetation and removing debris from watershed creeks and tributaries. This time-lapse movie shows crews removing a huge, fallen tree in Novato Creek. When storm season rolls around, the water will be able to flow safely through the cleared channel. All pumps, motors, and pump stations will be inspected. Every … Continued

Corte Madera Creek Flood Risk Management Project update, June 2021

In response to public comments on the draft environmental impact report, including a Town of Ross survey and letter from the Town of Ross indicating strong local preference for Alternative 1, the District staff will recommend adoption of Alternative 1 instead of the proposed project. Alternative 1 will not include modifications to Frederick Allen Park. … Continued

Next steps considered for Santa Venetia project

Tax measure fails; County to try to preserve federal funding and provide further flood protection efforts. With the recent failure of a neighborhood tax measure to fund enhanced flood protection, flood control engineers are assessing next steps to help protect against catastrophic property losses in the unincorporated Santa Venetia area of eastern San Rafael. Measure … Continued

Flood mitigation project milestone and delay

Final phase of stormwater basin moving forward despite bridge project issue The Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District is wrapping up plans for the final phase of the Sunnyside Stormwater Detention Basin and the project is expected to open for contractor bids this summer. The basin, located at 3000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard … Continued

Deer Island Basin Complex Tidal Wetlands Restoration Project update for 2020

The SF Bay Restoration Authority (SFBRA) Governing Board approved funding for: Design Preparation of construction plans and specifications Permitting for the first phase Following a solicitation for proposals, competitive selection, and negotiation, the cost for the proposed scope exceeded available budget. We worked with SFBRA to modify scale back the design for the Deer Island … Continued

San Anselmo Flood Risk Reduction Project update, November 2020

The first part of the Sunnyside Detention Basin construction was completed ahead of schedule in mid-November. Work included demolition of all the existing buildings and structures, stripping and stockpiling gravel and topsoil to be re-used at the site, and excavation and off-haul of approximately 20,000 cubic yards of earth. The site was covered with mulch … Continued

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