The Ventura near Meiners Oaks

Public Meetings

Agency meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 1 pm at Ventura River Water District, 409 Old Baldwin Road, Ojai, CA 93023. Public attendance is welcomed. Agendas with agenda packets are listed below 72 hours or more before the meeting.

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Ventura River Watershed Adjudication


Thank you for visiting the Upper Ventura River Groundwater Agency Website.  Upper Ventura River Groundwater Agency (UVRGA) is a local public agency created in 2017 to comply with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) (  Although SGMA charges UVRGA with responsibility for and powers to manage the groundwater resources of the Upper Ventura River Groundwater Basin (, the UVRGA is currently not party to the adjudication and has no authority to determine water rights.

For more information about the adjudication, please visit the following websites:

If you have received a Notice of Commencement of Groundwater Basin Adjudication or a Summons in the case of Santa Barbara Channelkeeper v. State Water Resources Control Board; City of San Buenaventura; City of San Buenaventura v. Duncan Abbott, et al., Cross-Complaint, Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles, Case No. 19STCP01176, you are encouraged to contact your water provider and/or attorney for more information.

If you have additional questions about this matter, you may also contact the City of San Buenaventura’s attorney:

Dakotah Benjamin

Best, Best & Krieger LLP

2001 N. Main Street, Suite 390

Walnut Creek, CA 94596


Santa Barbara Channelkeeper v. SWRCB, et al. Comprehensive Groundwater Adjudication Case No. 19STCP01176 Notice & Form Answer

Proposed Basin Boundary Change

UVR_Mod_Geol-web_430-280The GSA Formation Committee is pursuing formal modification of the existing groundwater basin boundaries to more accurately reflect current knowledge of geologic conditions. Read More >>

State Law


In 2014, the California Legislature enacted comprehensive legislation aimed at strengthening local control and management of groundwater basins throughout the state. Read More >>

Basin Overview

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The Upper Ventura River Groundwater Basin is one of four water supply basins in the Ventura River watershed, and one of two required by new state law to be managed sustainably. Read More >>