Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
As the trend toward dehydration continues statewide, the Ojai Valley's subterranean water resources appear to be in fairly good shape. "We're about 48 percent full," Jerry Conrow said Thursday, "which is comparable to the decline in Lake Casitas."
Conrow is president of the Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency (OBGMA), the state-designated entity in charge of monitoring the groundwater under the city of Ojai and the valley's East End. "We're doing pretty good as a water basin," he said. "The condition of drought statewide does not mean our basin is overdrawn. We're not in an overdraft state."