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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A Regular Meeting of the Board will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm, via teleconference.
***UVRGA Public Workshop #2 will be held March 2, at 4 p.m. Click here to register for the workshop. Registration is required.***
***Draft Sustainable Management Criteria for Degraded Water Quality are Available for Stakeholder Review: Click here for a white paper on the proposed sustainable management criteria for water quality. Public comments are welcome and can be submitted via this link (please scroll to bottom page). Join us at GSP Workshop #2 for more information.***
***The UVRGA Winter Newsletter is now available! Get the latest information about groundwater sustainability plan development. Click here to view the newsletter.***
Groundwater Sustainability Plan Schedule: Click here for the latest schedule.
GSP Sustainability Goal: The UVRGA adopted the Sustainability Goal on August 13, 2020.
Preliminary Draft GSP Content is Now Available for Review! The hydrogeologic conceptual model and groundwater conditions of the Upper Ventura River Basin are now available in the preliminary draft form. This content is being released to provide and an early opportunity for stakeholder feedback and comments. Please note that all GSP content made available at this time is subject to change based on ongoing analysis. Please submit your comments using UVRGA’s on-line comment submission form found at the bottom of the Sustainability Plan page. Thank you for your continued interest in the Upper Ventura River Basin.
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 >>