Diversions: What it takes to get water into Lake
Water from the Ventura River is redirected into the Lake via the Robles Canal and the local watershed. The latest rain event has produced the largest diversions since 2011. Flows in the Ventura River need to be maintain for a given period before diversions can occur. This is due to regulatory requirements related to fish and other water agencies downstream that rely on the rivers flow as well. Diversions lasted for little more than two days, starting on Sunday, January 22, 2017, resulting in increasing lake volume from 35.3 to 36.7%. We will need a lot more rain this year before we are able to recover from the last five years of drought. Continued water conservation needs to be maintained.
No Ventura River Diversions Due to Ash/Debris
Casitas is not diverting water from the Ventura River at this time due to ash and debris in the water. Casitas is not diverting because of potential water quality...More >>
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 >>
Invasive Mussels Denied Entry
Casitas’ Park Service Officers Mitch Tull and RJ Faddis discovered invasive Quagga mussels attached to a boat attempting to enter Lake Casitas on July 22, 2...More >>
Lake Casitas Rowing Association
Casitas Rowing is one of the many activities conducted here at Lake Casitas. Lake Casitas was the venue for the 1984 Olympics and is being considered again for th...More >>
Rotary Boat Being Used for Student Lessons at Lake Casitas
After much planning and hard work, water conservation and watershed classes are now being taught to local elementary students by Rotary Ojai-West volunteers on a ...More >>
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