Critical Drought Protection Measures Approved
Casitas MWD Critical Drought Protection Measures (CDPM) have been approved and are now in effect. After 2 years of negotiations, Casitas has received final approval to the proposed CDPM. With several years of drought conditions shrinking water local supplies, Casitas has been proactively looking for ways to secure its water supply. This in turn has placed them in the center of negotiations with both State and Federal Agencies over when, and how much, water they can divert from the Ventura River. On average, the diversions account for about 1/3 of water entering Lake Casitas. The approved CDPM are designed as temporary measures to ensure that fish flow operations at the Robles Facility minimize effects on Lake Casitas water storage during a critical long-term drought period and avoid adversely affecting endangered steelhead and its critical habitat. Estimates are that these measures will result on average in an additional 200 acre-feet per Biological Opinion for the Robles Diversion Fish Passage Facility defined storm.
Lake Casitas Recreation Area Reduces Water Usage by Over 50%
In response to the historic drought over the last five years, the Lake Casitas Recreation Area continues to ramp up its water conservation measures. These efforts...More >>
Drought Declaration - Water Waste Prohibitions In Effect
Free Water Surveys for Residential and Commercial Customers
Casitas is offering, on-site surveys for indoor and landscape water use of single-family and multi-family residential water customers within the district boundari...More >>
Water Security Project Report (Draft ) Is Now Available
The Water Security Project report (and the associated PowerPoint presentation) is now available in its draft form. Casitas has been looking at ways to mitigate th...More >>
Launch Ramp Back at Santa Ana 2/28/2019
We moved the launch ramp back to Santa Ana Launch Ramp, our primary ramp area. Thanks to the increase in the lake water leve...More >>
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