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Harvesting the Rain in Ventura County – Part Two

Harvesting the Rain in Ventura County – Part Two

By Tim Pompey Ventura County Water Agencies Discuss Stormwater Capture West County Most of the western county’s water supply comes from the watershed of the Ventura river and is stored in Lake Casitas. Casitas, like other local reservoirs, has suffered greatly from the drought. In the City of Ventura, Tully Clifford, the Public Works Director […]

Supervisor Bennett Forum: Connecting to State Water

Supervisor Bennett Forum: Connecting to State Water

By Sheryl Hamlin About sixty attendees of Supervisor Bennett’s March 22, 2017 water forum quietly digested the complex material presented by the panel during the allotted two hour time period. Supervisor Bennett asked the audience by a show of hands how many had attended the previous water forum on desalination. Most raised their hands. Read […]

Ventura’s water mess

Ventura’s water mess

By Joe Richardson, Daniel Cormode & Paul D. White   The 2016 city of Ventura’s “Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report” is not titled “Half-truths and Outright Misrepresentations,” but it should be. Without major, immediate changes, Ventura’s water shortages will be at a scary level within five years. It will force all growth to stop, and current residents won’t have adequate water to […]

CA water rights hit hard

CA water rights hit hard

. After floating the possibility for months, authorities followed through on threatened curtailments on California’s most senior water rights holders. “The action by the State Water Resources Control Board, after weeks of warnings, affects 114 different water-rights holders in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river watersheds, as well as the Delta region,” the Sacramento Bee reported. Not since […]

Governor Jerry Brown “Water in the West”

Governor Jerry Brown “Water in the West”

Inaugurating the “California Conversation Series”, USC and the Los Angeles Times welcomed Governor Brown for a one-on-one discussion about water. Held at USC on June 9, 2015, seats could have been obtained on-line and questions submitted prior to the “conversation” as well. Fortunately, the event was streamed live for viewers around the world to watch. […]