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City of Ventura requests 6-month extension for people to file answers in watershed adjudication lawsuit

City of Ventura requests 6-month extension for people to file answers in watershed adjudication lawsuit

Yesterday, the City of Ventura requested a six-month extension for property owners to decide whether to file an answer in the Ventura River Watershed lawsuit. The City expects the court will make a decision on the City’s request at a court hearing on February 27, 2020 at 1:45 p.m. in Los Angeles Superior Court. To […]

Crews make quick work of Another Brush Fire in the Ventura River Bed

Crews make quick work of Another Brush Fire in the Ventura River Bed

On October 25th at 2:20 PM, Ventura City Fire Department was dispatched to multiple reports of a fire burning in the Ventura River bed south of the 101 freeway. Upon arrival firefighters found several spot fires being pushed by winds and rapidly spreading in 30’ vegetation. The fire was eventually controlled with fire crews and […]

Fire in the Ventura River Bottom Mopped up after Two Hours

Fire in the Ventura River Bottom Mopped up after Two Hours

Ventura City Fire personnel and units responded to multiple reports of a brush fire in the area of Ventura River, near Highway 101 & Main St. First arriving unit reported a 50’x50’ wind-driven vegetation fire in medium/heavy brush with a moderate rate of spread, no structures threatened, smoke and ash impacting adjacent bike path and […]

Two fires broke out in West Ventura, near Vagrant Encampment just minutes of each other Friday morning

Two fires broke out in West Ventura, near Vagrant Encampment just minutes of each other Friday morning

The first fire involved a vagrant encampment adjacent to the Emma Wood group camp. The area of the fire was nestled deep into a clearing, surrounded by Arundel and local fauna, close to the river mouth. A second fire broke out shortly thereafter in the vicinity of Foster Park that started at approximately 10:34am. The […]

Fire Departments Make Quick Work of Vegetation Blazes around the County

Fire Departments Make Quick Work of Vegetation Blazes around the County

Two vegetation fires broke out in the County on Sunday/early morning Monday as humidity levels dropped to single digits and temperatures climbed to unseasonable levels.  Crews were on high alert as the Santa Ana winds returned.  One fire broke out in the Ventura River, the other in the 6300 block of Balcom Canyon Rd. Once […]

Fire Erupts at Ventura Vagrant Encampment

Fire Erupts at Ventura Vagrant Encampment

A fire erupted in a vagrant encampment adjacent to the Emma Wood Group Campground just after 10am this morning. The Ventura Fire Communications center received multiple calls as the fire grew quickly. The fire was located in a 30X30 area in a remote location far into the river bottom. The fire consisted of a very […]

Foster Park Wellfield Water Production Estimate Errors

Foster Park Wellfield Water Production Estimate Errors

By Daniel Cormode

Union Pacific assesses damage to rail bridge due to fire accidentally started by a vagrant encamped nearby

Union Pacific assesses damage to rail bridge due to fire accidentally started by a vagrant encamped nearby

Ventura: Community members invited to Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Formation Committee — January 28 @ 6pm

Ventura: Community members invited to Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Formation Committee — January 28 @ 6pm

Overestimation of Ventura River/Foster Park Wellfield Water Supply

Overestimation of Ventura River/Foster Park Wellfield Water Supply

By Daniel Cormonde Ventura Water admittedly continues to wrongly overestimate the 2020 and 2025 amount of water available from the Ventura River and Foster Park wellfield.   Water rights do not equate to water availability.  Plans and data are being based on 1993 information which has been overcome by events and has become outdated. Foster Park Wellfield […]

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