What is the benefit assessment used for?

Funds are collected to maintain and improve:

  • 18 miles of creeks
  • Four pump stations
  • Nine miles of levees on Novato Creek
  • Other District-owned flood management facilities in the Novato watershed

Approximately once every four years, accumulated sediment is removed to maintain the original design capacity from:

  • Novato Creek
  • Warner Creek
  • Arroyo Avichi

The last sediment removal episode was completed in 2020 for approximately $1.7 million.

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