For 20 years, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper has been a watchdog and advocate for the protection, restoration and sustainable management of the Ventura River and its groundwater. We understand there are questions and concerns about the City’s initiative to commence an adjudication in response to our long-fought efforts to secure a remedy to the City’s excessive pumping of water from the River at Foster Park, which we specifically targeted as detrimental to key ecological functions and community uses of the river.
The City of San Buenaventura and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper are pleased to announce an interim settlement in the lawsuit regarding the pumping and diversion of water from the Ventura River Watershed. Both Channelkeeper and the City are dedicated to ensuring the protection of this finite water source and the habitat and species that rely on it while providing water now and for the future. This collaborative agreement brings us another step closer towards this goal.
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