• What is a Watershed?

    A watershed is the total land area, including our yards, from which stormwater drains into streams, rivers or other bodies of water.
    Click here to find your watershed.

  • Watershed Protection Tips for Pet Owners

    Check out the brochure at www.cleanwatershed.org.

  • Watershed Protection Tips for Car Owners

    Get tips on how to be a responsible car owner at www.cleanwatershed.org


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News and Announcements

Request For Proposals - Bioassessment Program Assistance: The Ventura County Watershed Protection District (District), on behalf of the Ventura Countywide Stormwater Quality Management Program (VCSQMP), is requesting proposals from qualified consultants to assist with bioassessments in Ventura County as part of the SMC Regional Bioassessment Project for years 2016-2019. Interested consultants should review the Request for Proposals, RFP Fee Schedule, and Vendor Insurance Requirements and submit their proposals as described in the RFP.

Recent Rainfall
Wondering how much rain fell in your area? Find out with this interactive map!
How can you help protect our watersheds? 

Report Illegal Dumping/Discharge

Seen something questionable being dumped in a gutter or storm drain?

Help us keep it from happening again. Click the image to report.





Community for a Clean Watershed

How can you help protect the watershed?

The Community for a Clean Watershed website is full of easy, practical tips for residents, businesses, and visitors in Ventura County. 

Click the image to find out more.

Water Quality Monitoring Data Query

Ever wondered what is in the water that drains from our neighborhoods? 

Monitoring results from stations across Ventura County are by clicking the image below.

What has been found in your community?

What's the big deal about runoff?

Runoff carries pollutants. Water that doesn't soak into the ground becomes runoff. Click here for ten easy tips to help reduce runoff.

How does runoff impact me?

Runoff carries pollutants through our watershed, which can then cause issues for people and wildlife. Find out more.

What role does VCSQMP play?

VCSQMP works to improve runoff quality, monitor watershed health, and comply with the Ventura Countywide Stormwater Permit.

How is our River Water Quality?

River water quality has improved in Ventura County since 2003/04 and is generally good. Click here to find out more.