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Status Conference and Hearing on June 21, 2021

The Court’s next monthly status conference is on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. At the Status Conference, the Court will also conduct a hearing on the Proposing Parties’ Motion to Bifurcate and on a separate motion that asks the Court to appoint a non-party expert on watershed hydrology. The five parties proposing the […]

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Help Us Protect Our Local Water Resource

On Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) released its Draft Flow Recommendations for the Lower Ventura River and Coyote Creek, Ventura County. Recommendations for the Intermittent Reach and San Antonio Creek are expected to be released in upcoming weeks by the State agency. The State’s recommendations — developed by […]

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Draft Instream Flow Recommendations Released for Lower Ventura River and Coyote Creek; Studies for San Antonio Creek and the Intermittent Reach of the Ventura River To Be Released Soon

On Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) held a webinar and presented an overview of Draft Instream Flow Recommendations for the Lower Ventura River and Coyote Creek (Draft Recommendations). Additionally, CDFW described results from instream flow studies in San Antonio Creek and the intermittent reach of the mainstem Ventura […]

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Update from Feb. 9, 2021 Court Status Conference

On Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, the court held a status conference in this case.  The court issued a lot of detailed instructions, so we are providing a short update now, but will provide a longer update to provide more understanding on these instructions sometime next week, as well as update the related FAQ sections then. The court scheduled […]

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Filing Responses and Next Court Status Conference on Feb. 9, 2021

The next Status Conference with the Court is scheduled for Feb. 9, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. We will post another News update within a day or two after sharing the results of the Status Conference. If you would like to file a response to the City’s cross-complaint, the City’s legal counsel is available to answer questions […]

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Update from the Nov. 16, 2020 Court Status Conference

On Monday, Nov. 16, the City of Ventura had a status conference with the court. Resulting from that conference, the court has scheduled another status conference for Feb. 9, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. This allows the proposing parties (the coalition of large water users who have put forth the proposed physical solution) to continue the […]

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Court Grants Extension to Jan. 29, 2021, for People to Respond to the Physical Solution

On Oct. 21, 2020, the Court granted the City of Ventura’s request to extend the deadline for people to decide how to respond to the City’s Third-Amended Cross-Complaint to Jan. 29, 2021. The previous deadline was Oct. 30, 2020.  The extension to January 29 gives people additional time to review the locally proposed plan and settlement agreement (called a “physical solution”) […]

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City to Request Extension to Jan. 29, 2021 for People to Respond to the Physical Solution

This week, the City of Ventura filed papers asking the Court to extend to Jan. 29, 2021, the deadline for people to decide how to respond to the City’s Third-Amended Cross-Complaint. The current deadline is Oct. 30, 2020. Extending the deadline to Jan. 29 will give people additional time to review the locally proposed plan and court-approved […]

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Coalition of large local water users releases physical solution for the Ventura River Watershed

The City, in partnership with a coalition of other local large water users, has developed a collaborative court-binding solution (called a “physical solution”) to protect the Ventura River Watershed and all those who rely on it. Below is the official press release statement regarding this effort. To read the physical solution in full, and to […]

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The City of Ventura and the City of Ojai enter cooperative letter agreement related to the Ventura River Lawsuit

City of Ventura confirms it is not seeking attorneys’ fees in Ventura River Watershed Adjudication Ventura, Calif.  —  The City of Ventura and the City of Ojai have entered into a cooperative letter agreement regarding the Ventura River lawsuit. The agreement confirms that the City of Ventura is not seeking attorneys’ fees from individuals or […]