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California Ventura Watershed

Matilija Dam

June 6 2023

3,488 acre-ft

None% today
None% of Normal Very Low

Water storage levels at Matilija Dam are currently 3,488 acre-ft, about None% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately Noneacre-ft.

Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2021 was 2023-06-04 when levels reached 3,488 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2021-08-29 when levels receded to 784 acre-ft.

Matilija Dam is a structure located in Ventura County, California. It was built in 1948 primarily to control floods and provide water for agriculture, domestic, and industrial purposes. The dam is 200 feet high and 530 feet wide and has a storage capacity of 7,000 acre-feet. The Matilija Creek watershed covers 114 square miles and is an important source of surface flow and snowpack providers for the surrounding areas. The dam has been a topic of controversy due to the significant amount of sediment build-up behind it and the negative impact on the environment and fish populations. The dam is currently being considered for removal or modification to restore the natural flow of the creek and allow for the revitalization of the ecosystem. The area around the dam is a popular recreational site for hiking, fishing, and camping.

Geolocation -119.307, 34.486
Elevation 1,138 ft
Storage 24hr Change None%
Percent of Normal None%
Minimum 784 acre-ft
Maximum 3,488 acre-ft
Average acre-ft
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