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Santa Clara River Watershed Committee Presents Regional Water Plans

Santa Clara River Watershed Committee Presents Regional Water Plans

 By Sheryl Hamlin Ventura County counts seven watersheds among its many natural assets: Ventura River, Santa Clara River, Calleguas Creek, Malibu Creek, Cuyama River and Coastal Creeks. To manage and protect these assets, the county formed the Watershed Protection District in 1944 as simply a flood control district. Since then, management of these assets has […]

EDC-VC Annual Meeting Focuses on Approaches to Deal with Drought

EDC-VC Annual Meeting Focuses on Approaches to Deal with Drought

Water Cutbacks in the Tea Leaves for Simi Valley

Water Cutbacks in the Tea Leaves for Simi Valley

Even with above average snowpack in Northern California, things aren’t looking good for water supply in Ventura County. It’s noted as one of the driest counties in the state when it comes to water on hand with the reservoir at Casatic facing the possibility of unprecedented low levels. Susan Mulligan, General Manager for Calleguas Municipal Water […]

Calleguas Municipal Water District passes anti-Prop 53 resolution

Calleguas Municipal Water District passes anti-Prop 53 resolution

By George Miller On 10-25-16, Calleguas Municipal Water District passed resolution 1895 opposing CA Proposition 53, on the grounds that it would make passing bonds greater than $2 billion too difficult. Since most water bonds wouldn’t be that large, it looks like it is just intended to add a voters’ review of mega-projects.  But Calleguas presented a $2 billion […]

The Money Water Wars or How Tom Selleck Got Stuck In The Middle

The Money Water Wars or How Tom Selleck Got Stuck In The Middle

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Metropolitan Water District poised to put the squeeze on County agencies

Metropolitan Water District poised to put the squeeze on County agencies

By Debra Tash The County’s primary water purveyor is set to implement Governor Brown’s recent executive order B-29-15 for a 25% reduction in water usage.  Staff for the Metropolitan Water District, which supplies such local wholesalers as Calleguas MWD, is recommending to their Board they declare a Level 3 Regional Shortage. It would be in effect […]

Calleguas Municipal Water District may have overcharged Oxnard and Ventura County Districts 1 and 19 for past 10 years

Calleguas Municipal Water District may have overcharged Oxnard and Ventura County Districts 1 and 19 for past 10 years

At their March 4th meeting, at 5pm this Wednesday, the Board of Directors for Calleguas Municipal Water District will consider refunding overcharges to the City of Oxnard and Ventura County Water Works Districts (WWD)1 and 19.  Staff working with David J. Sasek, the new Ventura County Director Water and Sanitation, discovered that Calleguas had made […]