Category: General

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

Santa Venetia Floodwall Project Update to be Presented

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Flood Control District consultant to provide revised design plan and cost estimate at Board session on March 7 At its March 7 public session, the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will receive an update[PDF] on the proposed Santa Venetia Floodwall Project. The goal of the … Continued

High Tides Expected Over Next Few Months

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Seasonal elevated 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 flooding can increase significantly if the elevated tides occur during … Continued

Annual Storm Season Preparations Completed

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Despite drought conditions, County prepares for potential rainy season Along with many parts of the country, Marin County continues to endure one of the most extensive droughts on record. Despite the drought conditions, the possibility of an atmospheric river storm remains a reality and poses a flood … Continued

Flood Control District Launches New Website

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – New platform provides people of Marin with an improved online experience intended to evolve with the needs of our community In its commitment to deliver reliable and quality services and programs as a transparent, modern government organization,  the Marin County Flood Control & Water Conservation District has … 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

California Office of Management and Budget – A87

“A87 Costs” Explained The Marin County Flood Control & Water Conservation District is a separate and distinct political subdivision of the State of California and receives no revenue from the County. However, the County provides the staffing, financial and administrative support and other services to the District to allow it to function. In addition, the … Continued

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