Last Updated on Thursday, 26 January 2017 15:55
Published on Thursday, 26 January 2017 15:15
Photo by Russ Baggerly
Water flows into the Robles Canal at the Ventura River Jan. 22.
Bill Warner, Ojai Valley news reporter
The gates of the Robles Canal were opened Jan. 22 at 1 p.m., diverting water from the Ventura River to Lake Casitas. Twenty-four hours later, the lake’s water content had increased from 35.1 percent to 36.5 percent of capacity — and the gates were closed.
“I was dancing for joy! My kids thought I was being really weird,” said Emily Ayala of Friend’s Ranches, who watched water flow through the canal with her family. “We were so excited to see that open.”
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