The Ventura River near Meiners Oaks
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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The next Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm, on-line / teleconference.
The Draft GSP was released for public comment on August 10. The public comment period is now closed.
The final GSP will include substantial revisions to the degraded water quality sustainable management criteria. For more information, please review:
UVRGA held two public workshops in September concerning the draft GSP:
Hosted by Ventura River Watershed Council (venturawatershed.org)
Held September 3, 1 p.m.
Hosted by UVRGA
Held September 23, 1 p.m.
July 22, 2021 Update: Video Animation Illustrating Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions and Pumping Effects in the Upper Ventura River Basin. Click here to view the video.
July 17, 2021 Update: The UVRGA Summer Newsletter is now available! Get the latest information about groundwater sustainability plan development. Click here to view the newsletter
UVRGA GSP Workshop #3 was held on April 29, 2021. Click here for Workshop #3 presentations.
UVRGA GSP Workshop #2 was held on March 2.Click here for Workshop #2 Presentations
Groundwater Sustainability Plan Schedule: Click here for the latest schedule.
GSP Sustainability Goal: The UVRGA adopted the Sustainability Goal on August 13, 2020.
UVRGA Public Workshop #1 was held on July 20, 2020. Click here for the workshop presentations.
Meetings are underway now. Important decisions are being made. All stakeholders are invited to participate. Read more >>
Ventura River Watershed Adjudication
VENTURA RIVER WATERSHED ADJUDICATION INFORMATION
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) (https://water.ca.gov/Programs/Groundwater-Management/SGMA-Groundwater-Management). Although SGMA charges UVRGA with responsibility for and powers to manage the groundwater resources of the Upper Ventura River Groundwater Basin (https://uvrgroundwater.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/UVR-Basin-Fact-Sheet-3-18.pdf), 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:
- Ventura River Watershed Adjudication Website (https://www.venturariverwatershedadjudication.com/)
- Several UVRGA member agencies are parties to adjudication and more information may be obtained from their websites:
- City of San Buenaventura (https://www.venturariver.com)
- Meiners Oaks Water District (http://meinersoakswater.com/?page_id=2021)
- Ventura River Water District (http://venturariverwd.com/)
- Casitas Municipal Water District (https://www.casitaswater.org/home/showdocument?id=2174)
- Frequently Asked Questions (http://meinersoakswater.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Adjudication-Notification-Process-Frequently-Asked-Questions_FAQ_8.5x11.pdf)
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:
Best, Best & Krieger LLP
2001 N. Main Street, Suite 390
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Proposed Basin Boundary Change
The GSA Formation Committee is pursuing formal modification of the existing groundwater basin boundaries to more accurately reflect current knowledge of geologic conditions. Read More >>
In 2014, the California Legislature enacted comprehensive legislation aimed at strengthening local control and management of groundwater basins throughout the state. Read More >>
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 >>