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Lake Piru 76% Full from Recent Rains

Lake Piru 76% Full from Recent Rains

United Water’s Lake Piru rose 67-feet in 2019 and is now 76% full, compared with being only 15% full last October. “The 2019 storm combined with the District’s recent Article 21* purchases have allowed United Water to harvest a total of 66,190 acre-feet of water at United’s Lake Piru and Freeman Diversion facilities, which is […]

Former Production supervisor City of Ventura Water Takes Issue with City’s Claimed Water Shortage

Former Production supervisor City of Ventura Water Takes Issue with City’s Claimed Water Shortage

    By Joseph Richardson I am writing this and sharing it as widely as I can. My hope is to inform as many people about the false claims and faulty planning by the City of Ventura Water Dept staff. The first claim: There is a water shortage:            1.     There […]

Are You Really Content To Drink Sewage, Ventura?

Are You Really Content To Drink Sewage, Ventura?

“If you can’t convince ’em, confuse ’em. It’s an old political trick.” —Harry Truman Before discussing water issues in Ventura, we must first dispel a myth. The City of Ventura has plenty of water. We have almost ten times the water we need annually in reserves. So, the City of Ventura’s insistence to conserve drinking […]

Advisory | On the Proposed Capital Improvement Project for Ventura Water Supply

Advisory | On the Proposed Capital Improvement Project for Ventura Water Supply

By Daniel Cormode  Mayor and Members of the City Council, Discussion of the City of San Buenaventura Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is scheduled for the City Council Meeting on Monday, March 18, 2019.  Included in the proposed CIP are capital improvement projects related to the water supply. To date, the Water Commission has not demonstrated proactive […]

State Water interconnection Project (SCH No. 2018031010) Draft Environmental Impact Report Review Comments

State Water interconnection Project (SCH No. 2018031010) Draft Environmental Impact Report Review Comments

    By Daniel Cormode   The City of San Buenaventura has prepared a Notice of Availability to notify responsible and trustee agencies that an Environmental impact Report (EIR) for implementation of the State Water Interconnection Project (SWP) has been prepared and forwarded for review and comment. The EIR is stated to be an “informational document […]

City of Ventura releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for Water Supply Projects for public review and comment

City of Ventura releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for Water Supply Projects for public review and comment

The City of Ventura invites community members and stakeholders interested in learning about the VenturaWaterPure project’s role in a sustainable water future for Ventura to review and comment on the Ventura Water Supply Projects Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR).  The public review and written comment period for the Draft EIR will run from March […]

Republic of Thirst, Part 3: ‘Creating’ New Water for California Through Innovation

Republic of Thirst, Part 3: ‘Creating’ New Water for California Through Innovation

By Joel Pollak “Republic of Thirst” is a three-part series made possible by a generous fellowship from the Robert Novak Foundation. Part 1 of this series explored current debates about the allocation of California’s scarce water resources. Part 2 explored whether the water supply could be expanded by building new reservoirs. Part 3 explores whether California might alleviate its chronic […]

Marijuana Cultivation Damaging California Water Supply

Marijuana Cultivation Damaging California Water Supply

By  CHRISS W. STREET The California water supply is suffering serious degradation from the 99 percent of unlicensed marijuana cultivators that remain unlicensed to avoid taxes and environmental regulation. California’s voter-approved Proposition 64 legalization of recreational marijuana initiative stated the law’s “purpose and intent” was to establish goals to “prevent illegal production or distribution of marijuana” through licensing […]

 Approving the Budget, More Water Talk, and Medical Marijuana takes Root

 Approving the Budget, More Water Talk, and  Medical Marijuana takes Root

  By Jay Murphy This Tues evening the Ojai City Council held two meetings, a joint session with the Parks and Recreation Commission and the regular Council meeting. Both meetings were held in the council chambers at Ojai’s City Hall. Business began at 6:00 with the roll call and Pledge of Allegiance. All members were […]

What To Do About Water, Preserving Downtown Ojai and Possible Police Profiling

What To Do About Water, Preserving Downtown Ojai and Possible Police Profiling

By Jay Murphy Ojai City Council Meeting…Aug 8 Tues evening the Ojai City Council held its meeting  at City Hall with all members present; Mayor Johnston, Mayor Pro Tem Weirick, Council members Haney, Francina and Blatz as well as  City Manager Steve McCreary and Legal Council Matt Summers. The meeting began promptly at seven and […]

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