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Marin County Board adopts 2021-22 Zone 9 Storm Drainage Fee Update Report

Posted on July 13, 2021

At the July 27, 2021 Flood Control & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board adopted the 2021-22 Zone 9 Storm Drainage Fee Update Report. Resources July 27, 2021 meeting details 2021-22 Zone 9 Storm Drainage Fee Update Report
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Final Phase of Stormwater Basin to Begin

Posted on July 12, 2021

Development part of larger flood mitigation and public safety project near 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 with a goal of improving public safety for properties along Fairfax Creek and San Anselmo Creek in the upper Ross...
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Santa Venetia Dredging update for County Service Area 6: Gallinas Creek

Posted on June 4, 2021

This message serves as a long overdue update to the County Services Area 6 (CSA 6) board on the status of the proposed Gallinas Creek dredging project. The project has been in a period of slow movement as we work with potential disposal sites for placement of the dredged sediments. Since our last meeting almost...
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Corte Madera Creek Flood Risk Management Project update, June 2021

Posted on June 1, 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....
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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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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
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Flood mitigation project milestone and delay

Posted on January 20, 2021

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...
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Deer Island Basin Complex Tidal Wetlands Restoration Project update for 2020

Posted on December 31, 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...
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San Anselmo Flood Risk Reduction Project update, November 2020

Posted on November 1, 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...
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Zone 4 newsletter, September 2020

Posted on September 23, 2020

Flood operations and maintenance The Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (District) staff is sharing this Flood Operations and Maintenance Update for Flood Zone 4 in Tiburon. While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our work force at the County generally due to Disaster Service work assignments, essential maintenance of Zone 4 facilities continues....
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California Office of Management and Budget – A87

Posted on September 7, 2020

“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...
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San Anselmo flood project construction to begin

Posted on August 19, 2020

Excavation of the Fairfax flood control basin set to start in September The Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District will begin excavating Sunnyside Basin near Fairfax in early September as part of the San Anselmo Flood Risk Reduction Project. The excavation and relocation of 20,000 cubic yards of earth is expected to take...
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Corte Madera Creek Flood Risk Management Project Update, October 2019

Posted on October 31, 2019

As reported previously, the Corte Madera Creek Flood Risk Management Project scope and timeline has shifted away from one led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to a locally managed and funded effort overseen by the Marin County Flood Control & Water Conservation District (District), in partnership with the Town of Ross, the...
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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...
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Sea level rise workshop, March 2019

Posted on March 20, 2019

We hosted Sea Level Rise Adaptation Workshop on March 21, 2019. Download materials Agenda and highlights Innovative projects presentation Restoration goals for the region presentation Design solutions presentation Bothin Marsh planning and community vision presentation

Corte Madera Creek Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report comment period closes

Posted on November 27, 2018

The 45-day formal public comment period on the Corte Madera Creek Flood Risk Management Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) closed November 27, 2018. To learn more about how to provide effective input and comments on the Draft EIS/EIR: Visit the project webpage Attend a future meeting Resources Corte Madera Creek Draft EIR...
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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...
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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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Manzanita tidal flooding update, January 2017

Posted on January 2, 2017

The Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District is working with Caltrans to develop flood reduction strategies for the Manzanita area. These strategies include short, medium and long term flood mitigation solutions to the persistent flooding issues at the Manzanita parking area and Shoreline highway. What's the problem? Tides can flood Manzanita at the...
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