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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Water Shortage Update

Water Shortage Update 2021

On May 24, 2021, the City of Ventura City Council received the Annual Comprehensive Water Resources Report and a Water Shortage Event Update

Each year, Ventura Water assesses the City’s water supply sources – Lake Casitas, Ventura River, and local groundwater basins – in the Comprehensive Water Resources Report (CWRR). The report evaluates the City’s water supply and demand, while considering future needs, challenges and uncertainties relating to Ventura’s water supply reliability. The results of the CWRR are used in partnership with the Water Shortage Event Contingency Plan (WSECP) to determine whether the City is in a water shortage event. 

The 2021 CWRR was discussed and reviewed by the City’s Water Commission in March and April 2021 and by the City Council in May 2021.  The results of the 2021 CWRR indicate that the City of Ventura’s projected water supply is 16,345 acre-feet (AF) and projected water demand is 15,631 AF, indicating that the City of Ventura is currently not experiencing a water shortage event. 

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