Category: General

New tidal creek gauge in Larkspur

Good news, the Marin County Flood Control District has put a new device on the Bon Air Road Bridge in Larkspur! Check out this map for specific location. The device is a special measuring tool that tells staff how high or low the water is in Corte Madera Creek, right under the bridge. You can … Continued

Public Invited to Review Hazard Mitigation Projects

Plan update required to help minimize loss of life and property damages San Rafael, CA – What can be done to limit the impacts of natural hazards in Marin County? Local emergency response coordinators are seeking public feedback on the proposed projects focused on reducing the impacts of natural hazards. Anyone who lives or works … Continued

Supplemental Environmental Review and Subsequent Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Proposed Santa Venetia Floodwall

Notice of Availability  Supplemental Environmental Review and Subsequent Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Proposed Santa Venetia Floodwall – Supplement to the 2019 Gallinas Levee Upgrade Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration  Project Location 5 Vendola Dr – 825 Vendola Dr, San Rafael, CA         Department            Marin County Flood Control District  Project Contact … 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

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

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