My property doesn’t flood, so why do I have to pay this fee?

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.

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