Flooding affects everyone who lives in the Ross Valley. Runoff from uphill properties flows downhill and uses the existing creek system as its drainage system.
In the 2005 flood:
- More than $90 million in damages were reported
- Police, fire and emergency services could not function properly
- Local business owners lost merchandise
- Schools, town halls, fire houses and many private residences had to be completely renovated
All of these have impacts on all communities in the watershed.