Historical Drought Information

Stage 3 Water Emergency Declared - September 2014


On September 22, 2014, the City Council declared a Stage 3 Water Shortage Emergency in the City of Ventura and adopted outdoor watering restrictions to achieve a 20% water use reduction goal, as required by the State Water Resources Control Board (PDF). Find more information on outdoor watering limits.

June 2015 - Update


On June 15th, 2015 the City Council passed and adopted the updated drought ordinance and resolution to include the California State Water Resources Control Board's additional water prohibitions outlined by the Governor.