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Community asked for Feedback on the Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project (MDERP) Subsequent EIR

Community asked for Feedback on the Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project (MDERP) Subsequent EIR

The Ventura County Public Works Agency – Watershed Protection (VCPWA-WP) is preparing the Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR), and they are soliciting community input. Studies to remove Matilija Dam began in 1998 after the southern steelhead trout was listed as endangered. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Ventura […]

Camarillo City Council Certifies Desalination Treatment Facility EIR

Camarillo City Council Certifies Desalination Treatment Facility EIR

By Logan McFadden At the June 10, 2015, meeting the Camarillo City Council voted unanimously to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the North Pleasant Valley Groundwater Treatment Facility. Concurrently, the Mitigated Monitoring Plan was approved. Before the current drought, Camarillo’s water was sourced 45% from groundwater and 55% from imported water. These […]

Will Levees on the Santa Clara River Harm the Environment?

Will Levees on the Santa Clara River Harm the Environment?

by Nina Danza A levee project along the Santa Clara River is proposed by the County Watershed Protection District (Ventura County) to contain storm water for the sole purpose of reducing flood insurance requirements to neighborhoods in Oxnard. The levees would be built from about Hwy 101 for 2 miles downstream mostly on the south […]

Santa Paula’s East Area 1 (EA1) Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Santa Paula’s East Area 1 (EA1) Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

By Sheryl Hamlin Chronology of Project A history of the proposed East Area 1 project dates from 1998 to the present. Some key dates are as follows: 2008: Santa Paula approves the EA1 project in a joint meeting of the City Council and the Planning Commission 2008: EA1 Specific Plan Amendment was created and approved […]