Library of Reports

Comprehensive Water Resources Reports

Comprehensive Water Resources Reports (CWRRs) have been drafted every year since 2013 to provide a comprehensive evaluation of Ventura’s current and projected water supply needs. The CWRRs track proposed development projects, calculate anticipated increases in water demand associated with development projects and evaluates the subsequent impacts on the current water supply. 

Special and Estuary Studies 

The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), which regulates the City of Ventura’s discharges into the Santa Clara River Estuary, ordered the City to complete a series of special studies. This included the Phase 1 Estuary Subwatershed Study, the Treatment Wetlands Feasibility Study, and the Recycled Water Market Study.  Following the completion of these studies, stakeholders indicated the need for additional studies (the Phase 2 Studies) to develop additional information to improve the scientific and ecological understanding of the Santa Clara River Estuary. Stakeholders identified final remaining data gaps, and the RWQCB ordered the Phase 3 studies. These studies were ultimately reviewed by a Scientific Review Panel that provided final recommendations. The results of these efforts are recorded in the documents linked below. 

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Documents 

VenturaWaterPure was analyzed under CEQA as part of the Ventura Water Supply Projects Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Final EIR was approved by the Ventura City Council on October 14, 2019. 

Urban Water Management Plans

Urban Water Management Plans (UWMPs) are prepared by water management agencies as planning tools to guide their future actions. Ventura Water’s UWMPs are long-term general planning documents. The UWMPs are different from the CWRRs above because the UWMPs have a long-term focus, while the CWRRs focus on short timelines and near-term demand changes. 

Archive of Santa Clara River Estuary Special Studies