(Ojai Valley News photos by Tim Dewar)
Water flows under the Santa Ana Road bridge Feb. 18.
Santa Ana Creek thunders through the Lake Casitas campground Feb. 18.
Boats sit on the long-unsed Santa Ana boat launch Feb. 18 while the creek erodes a channel on its way to the lake in the distance.
After receiving 5.5 inches of rain in 24 hours, the Ojai Valley took advantage of a break in the weather to assess the damage Feb. 18. The largest benefactor of the rain, Lake Casitas, also suffered its share of problems. Santa Ana Creek, that flows through the lake's campgrounds, toppled trees and eroded ground close to several campsites. Debris partially blocked a colvert, causing water to flow over the road until it could be cleared by workers (below).
(Ojai Valley News videos by Tim Dewar)
At the Santa Ana Boat Ramp, near the Marina Cafe, the creek erodes a channel as it enters the main body of the lake.
Photo by Dina Pielaet
Micheal Frances Smith (left) and Michael Shanahan smile at their 2015 wedding.Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter