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Flood Zone 7 Update: Sheet Pile Test and Upcoming Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted on November 10, 2022

The Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservations District would like to inform you that the design test for the proposed Santa Venetia Levee Upgrade Project was a success. Conducted during the first week of November, the design crew tested sheet pile installation near Pump Station #5 and, based on the results, they found that...
rebuilt timber reinforced berm

New Design Phase Planned for Levee Project

Posted on July 7, 2022

At its July 12 public session, the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will consider awarding a $617,549 contract for engineering design services to develop a design for the Santa Venetia Levee Upgrade Project along Gallinas Creek. The project was put on pause in March 2022 following a cost estimate...
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Eminent domain hearing canceled for levee project

Posted on March 1, 2022

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...
Portion of pilot project showing what the completed project could look like.

Funding secured for Santa Venetia Levee System

Posted on August 24, 2021

Thanks to newly identified funding, a crucial Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District project in the Santa Venetia neighborhood will soon move forward. The $6 million flood mitigation project will improve the levee system along Gallinas Creek, helping to protect the neighborhood from 100-year water surface elevation on the San Pablo Bay. The Flood...
the timber-reinforced berm along Gallinas Creek

Next steps considered for Santa Venetia project

Posted on March 16, 2021

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...
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