Gulp! Valley residents using 25 million gallons of water per day

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A marker buoy sits high and dry at Lake Casitas Jan. 19, 2014 because of dropping water levels. (photo by Tim Dewar)

Kimberly Rivers, Ojai Valley News corrrespondent
There are lots of straws drawing from Lake Casitas these days.
“Right now we are delivering approximately 78 acre-feet per day, spring-time type deliveries. It’s very dry out there, without any rain fall,” said Steve Wickstrum, general manager of Casitas Municipal Water District (CMWD) at its board meeting Wednesday.

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