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Our view: State needs to be smarter about water infrastructure

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: State needs to be smarter about water infrastructure

The dam was declared totally safe. The collapse was totally unexpected. This month’s emergency evacuation of 200,000 people below the troubled spillways at the Oroville Dam in Northern California recalled memories of a disaster right in our backyard. On March 2, 1928, as many as 600 people, many of them residents of Ventura County, died Read More →

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Ventura County water agencies flooded with regulations

By   /  Friday, January 27th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Ventura County water agencies flooded with regulations

Henry Dubroff

Recharging West Ventura County’s depleted groundwater supplies is not as simple as collecting the deluge of rainwater flowing through the Santa Clara River. New federal restrictions designed to protect the endangered steelhead trout are making it much harder for agencies like United Water Conservation District to divert the river’s flow for cities and farmers. “This Read More →

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