Due to a recent storm event and subsequent release, whitewater boating is available on weekends and by reservation by calling Chief Park Ranger Clayton Strahan at (805) 790-4311. Please be advised that while whitewater boating is available, we are advising extreme CAUTION due to heavy flows and significant debris in the watershed as a result of storms.
Please note that the Lake Piru Recreation Area will be closed to boating until further notice to allow staff to focus on clean-up efforts relating to the recent storm events. Please check back with us as to public access and reopening of boating access. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these challenges and will do our best to keep you apprised of the latest news and conditions.
United Water Conservation District is a proven leader in managing and protecting the region’s water supply. We believe innovative thinking and collaboration offer solutions to ensuring a sustainable water future. At United, we work with partners at the local, state and federal levels to maintain, grow and preserve our area’s water system, while also protecting the environment. Located in California’s central Ventura County, the District encompasses the Santa Clara River Valley and Oxnard Coastal Plain.
Originally formed as the Santa Clara Water Conservation District in 1927, voters approved the formation of United Water Conservation District in 1950. Over the years, United has constructed numerous facilities, pipelines and recharge basins – including the Santa Felicia Dam, Lake Piru Reservoir and Freeman Diversion ¬– to enhance the local water system and maintain sustainable water management.
Today, we continue to serve as the conservator of groundwater resources that are utilized by the cities of Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ventura, Santa Paula, and Fillmore, as well as Naval Base Ventura County and several mutual water districts, farms and individual pumpers. We also provide surface water for agricultural irrigation and treated drinking water to the cities of Oxnard and Port Hueneme.