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United Water Conservation District Kicks off New Water Year with New Water Agreements

United Water Conservation District Kicks off New Water Year with New Water Agreements

United Water Conservation District (UWCD), administrator of water resources in the Santa Clara River watershed, has kicked off the new Water Year with a number of unprecedented agreements resulting in some 30,000 acre feet of new water procurement, benefitting the residents of Ventura County. “Working in partnership with our neighboring water agencies and exercising the very best […]

Santa Paula Wastewater: 15 Years of Compliance Inaction

Santa Paula Wastewater: 15 Years of Compliance Inaction

By Sheryl Hamlin 2004 Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) The compliance chronology of the Santa Paula Wastewater plant started with the 2004 DEIR (Draft Environmental Impact Review). In November 2004, the DEIR was distributed on CD to all local agencies and property owners in the vicinity of the proposed plant. The City of Santa Paula […]

Editorial: Are Water Agencies Willing and Prepared to Test

Editorial: Are Water Agencies Willing and Prepared to Test

Response to: A Winning Solution for the City of Oxnard is a Win for Us All Depending on the level of treatment and thus the cost of delivered water, various contaminants and pathogens can be left in and ignored, or removed and acknowledged. Under some circumstances, the water can be considered as “legal” but that […]

Santa Paula: Street Repairs, Relocation of City Departments and DEBT

Santa Paula: Street Repairs, Relocation of City Departments and DEBT

By Sheryl Hamlin The Community Workshop on March 18, 2019 at the Community Center brought out about seventy five people. The program was broken into three segments: Street Repairs, Relocation of City Departments and Audience Questions. Pavement Management and Street Repair The subtle difference between this 2019 street repair proposal and the previous street repair […]

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

United Water Conservation District to receive $750,000 Fed Grant for Species Habitat

United Water Conservation District to receive $750,000 Fed Grant for Species Habitat

Water Wars: United Water opposes Oxnard recycled water shipments for Pleasant Valley Water District

Water Wars: United Water opposes Oxnard recycled water shipments for Pleasant Valley Water District

By George Miller The letter, below, from Lynn E. Maulhardt, President, United Water Conservation District’s outlines their rationale for fighting the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Board ruling allowing Oxnard to transport GREAT project recycled water via United Water resources for use by Pleasant Valley County Water District, for agricultural purposes. As you can see in the letter, […]

The 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)

The 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)

By Sheryl Hamlin Hosted by the Board of the United Water Conservation District and held in the library of Fillmore, ailment California, order the three hour workshop summarized the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), doctor which was signed into law by Governor Brown in September of 2014.  Pronounced “sigma”, the SGMA will change water management […]

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 […]

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