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Project: Integrated Water Strategies for Flow Enhancement in the Ventura River Watershed

Description: This Creek Lands Conservation (formerly Central Coast Salmon Enhancement) study Integrated Water Strategies (IWS) Identification and Toolkit Quantification (TQ) for Instream Flow Enhancement in the Ventura River Watershed (or IWS-TQ), expands the extent of the current WCB IWS Planning Grant (2017 WCB IWS Award) and integrates it with an innovative quantified data protocol (Toolkit Analysis) that has been tested in a portion of the Ventura River Watershed (Comparative Analysis for Reduced Consumptive Use and Recharge, Ojai City 2018). The study expands the geographical extent of these two efforts and pairs them to analyze and identify accelerating opportunities to enhance stream flow for the greater Ventura River Watershed. Toolkit Quantification (TQ) will assess water demand, infiltration, and opportunities for reduced consumptive use. The Integrated Water Strategies (IWS) model will prioritize parcels that have the highest potential to enhance stream flow. In the aggregate, the selection of toolkit project types presents a non-regulatory strategy to reduce surface and/or groundwater diversions and enhance flows for the long-term persistence of viable, self-sustaining, populations of anadromous steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in the Ventura River.

Reference Number: 36402020017

Implemented By: Creek Lands Conservation

Objective:

Type: Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $416,825.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 4/30/2024    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Ventura

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
  $416,825.00
Private Contribution4/3/2020$117,640.00
Prop. 1, Stream Flow Enhancement4/3/2020$299,185.00


Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Research/Planning (including Science)Feasibility Studies -- Ecosystem Restoration  
Research/Planning (including Science)Feasibility Studies -- Flood Control/Water Supply  

Water Action Plan Target

    
Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description

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