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Fire breaks out on South Mountain in Fillmore

Fire breaks out on South Mountain in Fillmore

A fire broke out at approximately 11:54 AM Sunday morning July 14th on South Mountain between Santa Paula and Fillmore.  It initially involved a 1/4 of an acre but at 2:21 PM spread to 120 acres.  It has been named the #SouthFire. Four bulldozers have been called out to cut breaks and tankers from Porterville, […]

Ventura County’s Freeman Diversion Dam

Ventura County’s Freeman Diversion Dam

By Sheryl Hamlin The Museum of Ventura County hosted an on-site tour of the Freeman Diversion Dam. Two senior members from United Water Conservation District (UWCD) presented the dam and water management strategies:  Dan Detmer, Supervising Hydro-geologist, and Murray McEachron, Senior Hydrologist. Mr. Detmer focuses on groundwater, while Mr. McEachron, who has been with UWCD […]