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The New Era of Sustainability Groundwater Management Act Begins with Problems on the Horizon

The New Era of Sustainability Groundwater Management Act Begins with Problems on the Horizon

    By Darin DuPont As the year comes to an end, the beginning of 2020 will bring a multitude of issues and policies to the next legislative session. Groundwater will be one of those issues, as the Sustainability Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) has a deadline of January 31, 2020 for Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSP) […]

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 […]

City of Camarillo Celebrates Milestone During Desalter Groundbreaking Ceremony

City of Camarillo Celebrates Milestone During  Desalter Groundbreaking Ceremony

Camarillo, California – The City of Camarillo held a groundbreaking ceremony on September 11, 2019, to celebrate a major milestone: the start of construction of the long-awaited North Pleasant Valley Groundwater Desalter.  After 25 years of studies, planning, hearings, revisions and regulatory approvals, the City of Camarillo has hired W. M. Lyles Company to build […]

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 […]

Former Production supervisor City of Ventura Water Takes Issue with City’s Claimed Water Shortage

Former Production supervisor City of Ventura Water Takes Issue with City’s Claimed Water Shortage

    By Joseph Richardson I am writing this and sharing it as widely as I can. My hope is to inform as many people about the false claims and faulty planning by the City of Ventura Water Dept staff. The first claim: There is a water shortage:            1.     There […]

Are You Really Content To Drink Sewage, Ventura?

Are You Really Content To Drink Sewage, Ventura?

“If you can’t convince ’em, confuse ’em. It’s an old political trick.” —Harry Truman Before discussing water issues in Ventura, we must first dispel a myth. The City of Ventura has plenty of water. We have almost ten times the water we need annually in reserves. So, the City of Ventura’s insistence to conserve drinking […]

Advisory | On the Proposed Capital Improvement Project for Ventura Water Supply

Advisory | On the Proposed Capital Improvement Project for Ventura Water Supply

By Daniel Cormode  Mayor and Members of the City Council, Discussion of the City of San Buenaventura Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is scheduled for the City Council Meeting on Monday, March 18, 2019.  Included in the proposed CIP are capital improvement projects related to the water supply. To date, the Water Commission has not demonstrated proactive […]

State Water interconnection Project (SCH No. 2018031010) Draft Environmental Impact Report Review Comments

State Water interconnection Project (SCH No. 2018031010) Draft Environmental Impact Report Review Comments

    By Daniel Cormode   The City of San Buenaventura has prepared a Notice of Availability to notify responsible and trustee agencies that an Environmental impact Report (EIR) for implementation of the State Water Interconnection Project (SWP) has been prepared and forwarded for review and comment. The EIR is stated to be an “informational document […]

City of Ventura releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for Water Supply Projects for public review and comment

City of Ventura releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for Water Supply Projects for public review and comment

The City of Ventura invites community members and stakeholders interested in learning about the VenturaWaterPure project’s role in a sustainable water future for Ventura to review and comment on the Ventura Water Supply Projects Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR).  The public review and written comment period for the Draft EIR will run from March […]

Republic of Thirst, Part 3: ‘Creating’ New Water for California Through Innovation

Republic of Thirst, Part 3: ‘Creating’ New Water for California Through Innovation

By Joel Pollak “Republic of Thirst” is a three-part series made possible by a generous fellowship from the Robert Novak Foundation. Part 1 of this series explored current debates about the allocation of California’s scarce water resources. Part 2 explored whether the water supply could be expanded by building new reservoirs. Part 3 explores whether California might alleviate its chronic […]

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