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Three sisters: Two agencies in proposed water plan expressing reservations

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Photo by Simone Noble Photography
Chautauqua panelists discuss the valley’s water situation during the April 14 event.
Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News reporter
Three ideas for solving the area's water shortage were explored at the Ojai Chautauqua's "Panel on Water in the Ojai Valley" April 15.
One of the concepts, the Three Sisters Proposal, was presented by the Ojai Valley Water Advisory Group's (WAG) Richard Hajas.
Under the plan, Casitas Municipal Water District (CMWD), Calleguas Municipal Water District and the city of Ventura would work together to create the ability to pipe in water from the State Water Project (SWP).
With Ojai attached to the SWP, Lake Casitas could then recharge and become storage for reduced use and emergencies.
The plan also was discussed at the March 8 meeting of the Upper Ventura River Groundwater Agency (UVRGA).

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