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Money pours in for dam removal effort

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Ojai Valley News photo by Tim Dewar

Thanks to recent storms, water spills over Matilija Dam Wednesday.

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
The Matilija Dam is $3.3 million nearer to nonexistence, thanks to a grant from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Formally in charge of the dam's removal, the Ventura County Public Works Agency Watershed Protection District (VCPWA WPD) was one of 44 agencies to benefit from $40 million doled out by the CDFW's Restoration Grants Program before the end of 2016.

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