Water board looks to expand

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter

The Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency (OBGMA) boundary map should soon have a slightly different look if all goes according to plan. Hoping to bring the agency’s geography more closely in line with the basin’s geology, the OBGMA’s board has petitioned 17 area water providers and municipalities for resolutions of support for a new set of boundaries.

“This action is to petition with the state Department of Water Resources (DWR) to make the boundaries geologically correct,” OBGMA Board Member Russ Baggerly said during the group’s monthly meeting Thursday.

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