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Judge frees Ojai water users from Channelkeeper lawsuit

Kit Stolz, Ojai Valley News correspondent
In May, the Casitas Municipal Water District found itself drawn into a legal battle between an environmental group, the Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, and the city of Ventura. Yesterday the Casitas board of directors were relieved to learn that they will not be dragged into court.
Channelkeeper charged in a 700-page lawsuit filed last fall against Ventura that the city diverted too much water for its users from its century-old submerged dam at Foster Park, and pumped too much water from the Ventura River near Casitas Springs.

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