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Press Release: $6.5 Million Grant Awarded for Large-Scale Habitat Restoration Project on Santa Clara River

Press Release: $6.5 Million Grant Awarded for Large-Scale Habitat Restoration Project on Santa Clara River

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01/07/2022 Santa Clara River Conservancy (SCRC) [email protected] P.O. Box 789, Santa Paula, CA 93061 Ventura, CA: The Wildlife Conservation Board has awarded $6,476,450 to the University of California, Santa Barbara, in partnership with the Santa Clara River Conservancy, for a significant first phase of habitat restoration and creation of public access amenities […]

United Water Conservation District and the Santa Paula Basin

United Water Conservation District and the Santa Paula Basin

by Sheryl Hamlin Three executive managers from the United Water Conservation District (Tony Emmert Assistant General Manager, Bob Siemak Assistant General Manager, Joseph Jereb CFO) attended the Santa Paula City Council via Zoom on May 20, 2020 for a detailed discussion about water management in the Santa Paula Basin. History Council Member Sobel asked for […]

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, […]

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