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.
Creek Lands Conservation
Research/Planning (including Science)
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):