Monthly Archives: December 2007

Tales of the Ventura River

Visit with the old-timers at Phil's Barber Shop as they reminisce about the "good old days" when the Ventura River ran free.Also see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d1Iu4Gd37Y&feature=share&list=UUiGQHRL2sASeYzgwr25d1zwThis video is long, but contains some interesting insight into the history of the watershed, and how water supply and flood control altered the historic runs of steelhead and the natural…
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Ojai Quarry Impacts the Ventura River

In March, 2006, rock mining operations at the Ojai Quarry on Highway 33 caused a landslide that blocked the North Fork of Matilija Creek with large boulders and debris. Despite newspaper articles and the involvement of numerous government agencies, the creek remains blocked as yet another winter steelhead migration season begins.As these photos show, sediment…
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