Reduce Flooding During Severe Weather

J Street Drain

The J Street Drain is a fully-lined concrete channel located along the center median of J Street in both the cities of Oxnard and Port Hueneme. The upstream end of the project is at Redwood Street and the downstream end at Ormond Lagoon. The Ventura County Watershed Protection District (VCWPD) is undertaking a project to reduce local flooding along the J Street Drain during severe rainstorms. The project would increase the capacity of the Drain so that stormwater will not back-up and overtop the channel sides. The overall project objective is to reduce local flooding while protecting Ormond Lagoon.


The Ventura County Watershed Protection District has been awarded $4,419,000 of Proposition 84 grant funding for Phase 2 of the J Street Drain Project (Hueneme Road to Pleasant Valley Road). The funding would allow the District to construct either a reinforced concrete box conduit or an open concrete channel, as desired by the community. The reinforced box conduit would enable the City of Oxnard to create an overlying linear park, reuniting a neighborhood currently divided by the fenced J Street Drain and eliminating the potential for trash to blow in or be dumped into an open channel. However, this alternative is contingent on a cost share agreement being reached with the City of Oxnard.

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors certified the FEIR on March 27, 2012


On January 13, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved the revised project and certified the Addedum to the EIR. The Addendum evaluates the impacts of the reinforced concrete box alternative (Item 45 on the agenda)



Contact Info

Kirk Norman
Overall Project Manager

Angela Bonfiglio Allen
Environmental Project Manager

Ventura County Watershed Protection District
800 S. Victoria Avenue Ventura, CA 93009-1600
Telephone: (805) 654-2007

J street Drain EIR Addendum – Dec 2014

 Final Environmental Impact Report