Deer Island Basin with Marin hills in the bckground

Deer Island Basin Project Awarded $9.4M in New Grants

Posted on May 22, 2024

The District has been awarded two new grants for the restoration work at Deer Island Basin: Approximately $7 million from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Around $2.4 million from the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (SFBRA) We're in the process of accepting these grants and gearing up for construction, which is slated to kick...
Partially flooded roadway near an intersection with cars.

High Tides Expected Over Next Few Months

Posted on October 24, 2023

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...
Creek clearing activities shown in Novato Creek

Storm Season Preparations Completed

Posted on October 18, 2023

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...
Drainage culvert made of concrete, covered by grass overgrowth and in need of maintenance.

Driveway culvert maintenance, who’s responsibility is it?

Posted on September 26, 2023

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...
Novato Creek time lapse video screenshot

Novato Creek maintenance projects update, August 2021

Posted on August 6, 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...
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Zone 1 budget approved for fiscal year 2021-22

Posted on February 5, 2021

The proposed baseline budget for Flood Zone 1 for fiscal year 2021-22 was reviewed by the advisory board at the February 4, 2021 advisory board meeting. The new fiscal year begins on July 1, 2021. Resources Proposed baseline budget Budget details
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Zone 1 budget proposed for fiscal year 2021-22

Posted on January 28, 2021

A baseline budget for fiscal year 2021-22 has been proposed for Flood Zone 1: Novato. The fiscal year 2021-22 begins on July 1, 2021. The advisory board reviewed the budget at the February 4, 2021 advisory board meeting. Resources Fiscal year 2021-22 proposed budget Budget line-item details
Novato Creek

Hydraulic modeling of Novato Creek sediment removal scenarios

Posted on September 1, 2019

About 1.5 miles of creek bed had sediment excavated each year in 2008, 2012, and 2016 (every four years) from the Novato Fair Shopping Center creek crossing down to about 530 ft downstream of the SMART Railroad Bridge, including the lower reaches of the two tributaries: Warner Creek and Arroyo Avichi Creek. This sediment removal...
Measure AA SF Bay Restoration Authority – Deer Island Basin Complex Tidal Wetlands Photo

Grant awarded for Deer Island habitat restoration

Posted on November 26, 2018

The County is looking to restore 50 to 110 acres to natural wetlands around Deer Island, located along Novato Creek behind the Vintage Oaks shopping center. The Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District has received a $520,000 grant through the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Measure AA. The funding will be used for...
Novato Watershed Virtual Tour

Virtual Tours and Interactive Maps available for the Novato Creek Watershed

Posted on December 14, 2017

These online tours show points of interest in the Novato watershed and highlight some of the potential flood reduction projects. Novato Watershed tour Potential Projects tour
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