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Board of Supervisors Proclamation Resolution

2020 Flood Preparedness Week

It’s official – The Ventura County Board of Supervisors officially proclaimed October 17-24, 2020 “Flood Preparedness Week.”

Our staff has put together a virtual catalog of information critical to keeping you and your loved ones safe in case of an event of serious flooding in Ventura County. Browse through the videos, demonstrations, and materials we have showcased below to learn more about what the Ventura County Public Works Agency does to prevent major flooding in our county and how you can do your part to keep safe. Thanks for learning with us.

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Family Flood Preparedness

Public Works helps keep you safe by being prepared not only for disasters but at home too! Here is a light-hearted reminder of how to be prepared for possible flooding in Ventura County, and we give you links to help make your family safer today.

Here are the 3 simple clicks to help keep your family safe:
1. Stay Informed
2. Have an Emergency Plan
3. Have Emergency Kits

READY.GOV

INTERVIEW WITH KVTA

Flood Preparedness Week

VCPWA Watershed Protection Director Glenn Shephard sat down with Tom Spence at KVTA News AM 1590 to discuss the National Flood Preparedness Week and how important it is to be prepared, even during periods of drought, because flooding can and will still happen here in Ventura County.

More Information from the CA Department of Water Resources

WATERSHED PROTECTION

Day in the Life of a Hydrologist

Watershed Protection staff members go into the field to maintain equipment which is used to monitor rainfall, stream flow, lake levels and other meteorological information in real time. The video will show staff using hydrology equipment during a rain event.

Resources: Flood Preparedness Coloring Book EnglishSpanish

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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Safety First

Public Works helps keep you safe by being prepared not only for disasters but at home too! Here is a light-hearted reminder of how to be prepared for natural disasters, and we give you links to help make your family safer today.

 

Here are the 3 simple clicks to help keep your family safe:
1. Stay Informed
2. Have an Emergency Plan
3. Have Emergency Kits

READY.GOV

FLOOD SIMULATIONS & GAMES FROM THE CA DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES

Flood Challenge Game

WATERSHED PROTECTION DISTRICT

Topography

How does the lay of the land influence the direction that rainwater flows to the ocean and to underground aquifers? We will demonstrate in this hands-on exhibit using topographic projection to calculate topographic lines in real-time as we reconfigure the dunes and valleys in our “augmented reality” sandbox.

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WATERSHED PROTECTION DISTRICT

Pervious Concrete

A new technology that is hitting the pavement is Pervious concrete! It contains void spaces to let stormwater through for subsurface infiltration when it rains. Think about it, if rainwater flows quickly through the storm drains and channels it out to the ocean, we will not have a chance to use it before it becomes just as salty as the ocean. Stormwater staff are here to tell you more about Stormwater Pollution Prevention and how you can help to save our water.

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Rio Del Sol

STEAM Academy

In 2019, Public Works Agency – Watershed Protection staff providing Mr. Ricky Koga’s Second Grade class at the Rio del Sol STEAM School in Oxnard, which is located adjacent to the SCR-1 Levee on the Santa Clara River, with a multi-media, interdisciplinary, and interactive educational presentation to help them understand the basics of the Water Cycle, Watershed Stewardship, and Critical Flood Protection Facilities.

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Coloring +
Activity Book

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