STORM PHOTOS: San Anselmo, Fairfax Creeks Inches Away From Flooding

A flash flood warning was in effect until 10:15 a.m., according to Ross Valley Fire Department officials. Upload your photos of flooding and high creek levels from the storm.


After a night of stormy weather, San Anselmo Creek was close to the critical flooding level of 13 feet around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. Town officials blasted the flood horns around 8:50 a.m. and a flash flood warning was in effect until 10:15 a.m., according to Ross Valley Fire Department officials.  

San Anselmo creek had lowered to 10 feet by 9:30 a.m. and was under 9 feet by 10 a.m. 

Fairfax Creek peaked at 9 feet around 8 a.m. on Sunday morning. The Ross Valley Fire Department lists the creek’s critical level as 7.2 feet. The water level was closer to 6 feet by 8:45 a.m. and less than 5 feet by 9:30 p.m. 

High creek waters almost flooded Fairfax Town Hall. 


Did you take photos of the creek? Do you have other storm-related images? Click "Upload Photos and Videos" to upload your own pictures. 

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Jessica Mullins (Editor) December 02, 2012 at 05:48 PM
There were a lot of people dressed in rain gear in downtown San Anselmo checking out the creek when I was there. Many of them were commenting on how close it was to flooding.
fairfax gary December 02, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Proud to say I have just saved 300 gals in my rain barrel (this time it was empty!) I sometimes forget to drain it, and that won't help if its full. for release next week. I think it would take thousands of these, but if enough of us could catch a few hundred gallons in or water storage devices we might really make a difference in creek flooding.
Champ December 03, 2012 at 08:38 PM
30+ Years since downtown San Anselmo flooded in 1982. Nearly 8 years have past since downtown San Anselmo flooded in 2005. Shame on our town for years wasted doing modeling and studies with little to no results that will prevent the next flood - 2012? 2013? Enough talk and studies - remove/fix/replace the bridges.


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