Of the roughly 91.000 dams in the United States, the 14 that could impact Ventura County are located right here, and in neighboring Los Angeles County. Dams are useful for the storage and safe retention of large quantities of water that can be released or used for irrigation, hydropower, recreation, water supply, and flood prevention. They may be owned and operated by public agencies or special districts. It is the dam operator’s responsibility to actively reduce the risk of failures. Here’s how you can be prepared.
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Francis Dam, 1928 post-collapse Photo Courtesy of the Museum of Ventura County.
One Question to Ask Yourself
Did you know...
That Dams have Different Owners/Operators?
Ventura County Dam Owner/Operator:
Bard Reservoir - Calleguas Water District
Casitas Dam - US Bureau of Reclamation
Lake Eleanor - Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency and City of Thousand Oaks
Lake Sherwood - Sherwood Development Company
Las Llajas - Ventura County Watershed Protection
Matilija Dam - Ventura County Watershed Protection
Runkle Debris Basin -Ventura County Watershed Protection
Santa Felicia Dam - United Water Conservation District
Senior Canyon - Senior Canyon Mutual Water Company
Sinaloa Lake - Sinaloa Lake Owners Association
LA County Dam Owner/Operator:
Bouquet Canyon Dam – Los Angeles (City) Department of Water & Power
Castaic Dam - California Department of Water Resources
Pyramid Dam -California Department of Water Resources
Westlake Reservoir - Las Virgenes Municipal Water District
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