Photos for East Marin-Sonoma and the KRIS Database
The recently developed KRIS photo database tool allows for the rapid organization and captioning of large quantities of photos. Users who have KRIS installed on their desk top can add photos to the KRIS East Marin-Sonoma photo database, which has columns for photographer, geographic location, description and purpose. Using a template, this information is combined to automatically generate a caption for each photo making it easy to organize photos and generate a new "Series" automatically. All photos contained in KRIS East Marin-Sonoma Version 1.0 have now been incorporated into the photo database, and new photos have also been incorporated regarding Marin County flood control maintenance activities.
Marin County Flood Control Facility Maintenance Photo Database
Version 2.0 of KRIS East Marin-Sonoma includes collections of photos of stream reaches where Marin County performs routine flood control maintenance. These photos are intended to support the development and implementation of the regional general permit for flood control maintenance (see below).
These flood control maintenance photos can be browsed as a separate subset of the entire photo database, or viewed as integrated with the entire photo database (see links below).
The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District initiated the development of a regional (Bay Area) general permit (RGP) for flood control maintenance activities that have minimal impacts. As part of the Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association (BASMAA), the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District is participating in this regional general permit process. For more information regarding the Proposed Regional General Permit and Best Management Practices (BMPs) for flood control maintenance, see the Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program webpage on those subjects. Supporting documents: 1) table summarizing the activities conducted by flood zone and creek name, 2) map showing major streams and watersheds in East Marin, 3) summary describing the Proposed Regional General Permit, and 4) description of channel maintenance activities which pose minimal threat to water quality and beneficial uses.
Sources of Other Photos and a Link to Entire Photo Database
The KRIS East Marin-Sonoma project includes photos from a variety of sources, including the Bay Institute, Andy Peri (Mill Valley StreamKeepers), the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, the Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP), the Students and Teachers Restoring A Watershed (STRAW) Project, Charles Kennard (Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed), A.A. Rich and Associates, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Sue Lattanzio (Friends of Novato Creek), Prunuske Chatham Inc., the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Restoration Center Image Catalog, Sonoma Ecology Center, and Laurel Collins.
You can access the photo database by browsing photos by category ("Series"), or you can see a comprehensive list of all the photographs in KRIS East Marin-Sonoma. This page links to every photograph and give the photo caption and description.