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Public Works Director City of Oxnard Responds to ‘A Winning Solution for the City of Oxnard is a Win for Us All’

Public Works Director City of Oxnard Responds to ‘A Winning Solution for the City of Oxnard is a Win for Us All’

    By Rosemarie R. Gaglione It is true that the City of Oxnard is seeking creative solutions to our General Fund budget woes. However, United Water Conservation District Director Sheldon Berger’s recent suggestion to sell Oxnard’s recycled water to United as a way of filling the City’s budget gap is not a viable option. […]

Your Turn: A Winning Solution for the City of Oxnard is a Win for Us All

Your Turn: A Winning Solution for the City of Oxnard is a Win for Us All

    By Sheldon Berger Reports of the City’s $9.2 million shortfall which could result in the closing of Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center, Carnegie Art Museum and the La Colonia Branch Library are disconcerting.  However, there is a solution being offered by United Water Conservation District (United) that would eliminate the City’s budget […]

Lake Piru 76% Full from Recent Rains

Lake Piru 76% Full from Recent Rains

United Water’s Lake Piru rose 67-feet in 2019 and is now 76% full, compared with being only 15% full last October. “The 2019 storm combined with the District’s recent Article 21* purchases have allowed United Water to harvest a total of 66,190 acre-feet of water at United’s Lake Piru and Freeman Diversion facilities, which is […]

The Name is Bond, Water Bond

The Name is Bond, Water Bond

  UNITED WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT’S BOARD TO CONSIDER SUPPORTING STATE WATER BOND  The United Water Conservation District Board of Directors is considering supporting a November bond initiative: The Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018. The water bond, which will appear on the November 2018 statewide California ballot, will invest $8.877 billion dollars in California […]

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 […]