Latest News

DWR Approves Basin Boundary Modification

On July 1, 2016 the Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency was notified by the Department of Water Resources that it’s request for Modification of the boundaries of the Ojai Basin was approved. Click to read full story and view maps.


June 2016 Basin Update

Please click to see the June 30, 2016 Basin Update Report


DWR Holds Groundwater Sustainability Workshops

March 2016: The Department of Water Resources holds Groundwater Sustainability Workshops.


Our Mission: preserve the quantity and quality of groundwater in the Ojai Basin
in order to protect and maintain the long-term water supply
for the common benefit of the water users in the basin.

About Us

The Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency was created in 1991 in the fifth year of a drought amidst concerns of local water agencies, water users, and well owners about potential overdraft of the Ojai Groundwater Basin. Read More

The Ojai Basin

The Ojai Groundwater Basin is located in the Ventura River watershed in Ventura County. The basin lies under the City of Ojai and the Ojai Valley’s East End. It is a crucial source of municipal and agricultural water, serving area citrus and avocado growers. Read More

Depth to Water

Water Levels

Groundwater levels in the Ojai Basin are monitored regularly by both the Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency and the Ventura County Watershed Protection District. Read More