Climate Change

From UCLA’s Center for Climate Science The Sierra Nevada Mtn range looms large in the lives of California‚Äôs 40 million residents. The food we grow and water we drink depends on the mountains and their effects on climate. That‚Äôs why researchers in UCLA‚Äôs Center for Climate Science spent the past three years projecting how climate […]

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Low Water Plant Lists

Incorporating native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees into any landscape promotes local biological diversity and provides shelter and food for a diversity of wildlife. Most natives require minimal irrigation, flourish without fertilizers, and are unlikely to become weedy. Xeres Society Online Resources For the amazing Calscape data base for zip code 93023 developed by the California […]

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Rainfall Updates

Annual Rainfall Totals for Ojai for last 6 years (Ojai annual average rainfall of 21.32″) 2018 11.42″ (as of May 22, 2018) 2017 27.72″ 2016 10.13″ 2015 11.86″ 2014 9.16″ 2013 9.07″ data from VC Watershed Protection District Rainfall Report Rainfall totals by Month for Ojai Regional Rainfall Data Precip for March 2018 & for […]

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Water in the Local NEWS

Ventura River Watershed Council Next meeting¬†Thursday November 3rd 2016, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am ¬†discussion of the¬†Draft Ojai Basin Alternative Groundwater Sustainability Plan, and an update on the Ventrua River instream flow requirement. The¬†Bell Arts Factory¬†¬†community room 432 N. Ventura Ave, Ventura,¬†CA 93001. At July 7th, 2016 ¬†meeting Ventura River Flow Requirements were discussed […]

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Rainscape Designs provide a lush landscape – even in the drought!

AFTER: ¬†It Works! The berms (high spots) and swales (low spots ) direct rainwater from the roof, gutters and downspouts into basins that slow, sink and spread rainwater into the landscape. The rainwater doesn’t runoff but is collected and stored in mulched basins. ¬†This landscape is “Ocean Friendly” and “River Friendly” and even “Watershed Friendly”— […]

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