$8 million flood-control project on tap for Casitas Springs

Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News reporter
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has approved a new flood-control project for Casitas Springs.
At its May 8 meeting, supervisors okayed plans and specifications for the facility at the mouth of Fresno Canyon, east of Highway 33.
They also authorized Public Works Agency officials to invite construction bids and award a contract estimated at more than $4 million.
The purpose of the new facility is to lessen or prevent repeated inundation of the community by floodwaters, sediment and debris.
An existing flood-control facility is undersized and clogs during major storms, according to Glenn Shephard, director for the Ventura County Watershed Protection District (WPD).

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