Ojai Gets Perfect Storm

By Daryl Kelley

Just beginning a new rainfall year, the Ojai Valley has already experienced its second wettest October in the last half century, relieving farmers of steep irrigation costs during a historically dry month and bolstering prospects of a rare wet winter.

With steady rains starting Monday night and continuing until Wednesday afternoon, the valley experienced the perfect storm: one that dropped inch after inch of cleansing rain while causing almost no damage, flooding or mud slides.

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