From UCLA’s Center for Climate Science The Sierra Nevada Mtn range looms large in the lives of California’s 40 million residents. The food we grow and water we drink depends on the mountains and their effects on climate. That’s why researchers in UCLA’s Center for Climate Science spent the past three years projecting how climate […]continue reading Climate Change
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 […]continue reading Low Water Plant Lists
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3/20/18 at 10:20AM Large storm predicted from SLO down to LA. Weather Summary A major Atmospheric River event expected to impact Ventura County beginning Tuesday, March 20, 2018 afternoon through Thursday, March 22, 2018 evening. Rain should start spreading over Ventura County this afternoon. Rainfall is expected to range from 2 to 5 inches along […]continue reading Large storm to bring lots of rain to VC
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 […]continue reading Rainfall Updates
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 […]continue reading Water in the Local NEWS
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”— […]continue reading Rainscape Designs provide a lush landscape – even in the drought!