Current Events

02-16-11 Caltrans Statewater Permit  - All interested parties are invited to participate in the process by submitting comments on the draft permit and through testimony at public hearings and meetings.  Comments are due on March 14, 2011 by 12 PM.  Caltrans Permit Renewal 2-16-11.pdf

11-9-10 Studies

Calleguas Creek Management Plan, Phase 1, November 2004

Calleguas Creek Management Plan, Phase 2, June 2005

Open Space Conservation Planning in the Calleguas Creek Watershed, TAIC, March 2005

Calleguas Creek Watershed Plan Trails Inventory, Dangermond Group, April 2004

Riparian Buffers Conservation and Management in the Calleguas Creek Watershed, TAIC,
March 2004

Calleguas Creek Watershed Wetland Restoration Plan, David Magney Environmental Consulting, October 2000

09-01-10 Request for Qualifications, Calleguas Creek Watershed Total Maximum Daily Load Monitoring Program Assistance, Water, Sediment, and Tissue Analytical Services:

Calleguas Municipal Water District acting as Fiscal Agent for the Responsible Parties implementing the Calleguas Creek Watershed Total Maximum Daily Load Monitoring Program (CCWTMP) is seeking a qualified analytical laboratory to conduct analysis of water, sediment, and tissue samples for the Calleguas Creek Watershed Monitoring and Reporting Program Plan for the Nitrogen, OC and PCBs, Toxicity, Salts, and Metals and Selenium Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs).  The analytical laboratory (Contractor) will provide services to the Fiscal Agent as a subconsultant to the Fiscal Agent’s TMDL Implementation Coordinator (Larry Walker Associates).  Based on material submitted in the May 30, 2008 Calleguas Creek Watershed Management Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP), selected Contractors are now invited to provide a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) and a cost estimate for costs.

INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS

Please provide 5 printed copies and one electronic copy on compact disc of your submittal no later than 4:00 pm, September 30, 2010 to:

Henry Graumlich
Calleguas Municipal Water District
Fiscal Agent for TMDL MOA Parties
2100 Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Submissions via FAX or email will not be accepted.  Those making deliveries in person may leave their submittal package with the Administrative Assistant in the foyer. 

 All bidders should inform Mr. Graumlich of their intention to respond by 4:00 pm, September 16, 2010 via email (HGraumlich@calleguas.com and kevinc@LWA.com ), in order to be notified of any additional information regarding this solicitation. Questions regarding this SOQ are welcome and should also be directed to Mr. Graumlich via email using both e-mail addresses above; no phone calls please.  Questions are due no later than 4:00 pm, September 16, 2010.  Responses to questions received will be sent to all bidders who have notified the Fiscal Agent of their intention to submit a proposal. 

 The Fiscal Agent on behalf of the Responsible Parties reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any informality, and to make selections in the best interests of the Responsible Parties. The Fiscal Agent reserves the right to use any ideas and/or concepts submitted in response to this RFQ.  Each firm submitting a response waives the right to object to the use of any such information contained in said bid by the Fiscal Agent.

The selected Contractor must be prepared to begin work no later than November 1, 2010.  The initial contract term will be for approximately one year and possibly renewable for additional years subject to satisfactory performance and available funding.

Full Text of Request for Qualifications
Cover Letter and Initial Distribution List
Excel Workbook with Required Cost and Management Information
May 30, 2008 Calleguas Creek Watershed Management Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)

June 19, 2007 QAPP  Appendices

07-01-10 Posted for your information Calleguas Creek WCVC Project Solicitation Form; Prop 84 IRWM Process 7-1-10; SC 6-16-10 Handouts on Prop 84 This is the formal solicitation for Prop. 84 Integrated Regional Water Management implementation project proposals for the Calleguas Creek watershed. 

1. The Deadline: Project proposals are due July 19 by 5:00 p.m.  Please email completed forms to Henry Graumlich at Calleguas Municipal Water District at hgraumlich@calleguas.com, with a copy to Linda Laney at llaney@calleguas.com.

2. The Form: The project solicitation form is attached.  Please fill out one worksheet for each project that you are proposing for consideration by the Calleguas Creek Watershed Steering Committee.  You may consolidate worksheets into a single Excel workbook file.  The form has been slightly modified from the other watersheds to incorporate the project readiness checklist and watershed specific objectives.  Even if you have an existing project in the adopted WCVC IRWM plan, please fill out a project form.

3. The Pitch: On July 21, the Steering Committee, stakeholders, and project proponents will meet to review the submitted project proposals.  Depending on the number of proposals, each proponent will have an opportunity to explain their project.  If you wish to submit PowerPoint exhibits or handouts, please e-mail them to Henry Graumlich at hgraumlich@calleguas.com by Noon on July 20 with a copy to Linda Laney at llaney@calleguas.com.

4. The Process: The attached “Prop 84 IRWM Process 7-1-10.pdf” file shows our best understanding of the process to meld the watershed project lists into a proposal.  It is uncertain when the final state guidelines and proposal solicitation package will be released, but we have a process to meet their anticipated deadlines. This first step will give us a rough cut at candidate projects.  As we move forward, project proponents will need to supply increasing levels of detail to support the selection process and proposal preparation.

5. The Resources: The State’s IRWM website has downloadable pdf versions of the March 8, 2010 Draft IRWM Program Guidelines and Implementation Grant Proposal Solicitation Package for further details on the State’s criteria.  I have also attached the IRWM informational items provided to the Steering Committee on June 16.

6.  The Cost:  Project proponents who are included in the grant proposal will bear a proportional cost for preparing the application.  The $25 million Prop. 50 WCVC IRWM grant application cost approximately $152,000 in consultant costs to prepare.  You must be prepared to take the risk of paying for grant application and not receiving the grant monies you apply for.

05-25-10 Posted for your information and comments Calleguas Creek Watershed Salts TMDL Feasibility Study - Continuous Monitoring Study - Draft Final Report.  Please submit any comments to Kevin Coyne, KevinC@lwa.com - Larry Walker Associates by June 11, 2010.

05-25-10 Posted for your information and comments Calleguas Creek Watershed Metals and Selenium TMDL - Special Study #2 Selenium in Groundwater Work Plan, Calleguas Creek Watershed Metals and Selenium TMDL - Track Changes and Responses to Comments on the Work Plan.  Please submit any comments to Kevin Coyne, KevinC@lwa.com - Larry Walker Associates by June 11, 2010.

05-11-10 Posted for your information: Calleguas Creek Watershed Arundo/Tamarisk Removal Program Plan.

02-08-10 Posted for your information: Calleguas Creek Watershed TMDL Compliance Monitoring Program - First Year Annual Monitoring Report.  Please submit any comments to Kevin Coyne, KevinC@lwa.com  Larry Walker Associates by February 19th, 2010.

01-14-10 Posted for your information: Long Term Implementation Plan for the Calleguas Creek Watershed Arundo/Tamarisk Removal Program (CCARP) and Appendices for the Long Term Implementation Plan.  Comments and questions regarding the draft plan should be directed to Chris Sulzman at chris@wildscaperestoration.com by February 15th, 2010.

10-21-09 Posted for your information: 2009 Proposed Delta/Water Legislative Package presented at AWA on October 15th, 2009.

7-17-09 Posted for your information: Comment letters on 303(d) list from TMDL MOA parties, U.S. EPA, Ventura Coastkeeper, and City of Simi Valley.

7-6-09 Posted for your information: Cover letter to the LARWQCB and report submitted regarding Calleguas TMDLs Annual Progress Report July 1, 2009.

7-6-09 Posted for your information: Cover letter to the LARWQCB regarding reports submitted addressing Calleguas Creek Watershed Nitrogen Compounds and Related Effects TMDL Special Studies and Calleguas Creek Watershed Nitrogen Compounds and Related Effects TMDL Special Study: Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Assessment.

6-19-2009  Background Information on the Ventura County Watershed Protection District’s Calleguas Creek Integrated Watershed Protection Project, Phase II, Management Strategy Study   “Calleguas Creek: Problems and Solutions,” Howard H. Chang, Ph.D., P.E., May 2006, report summary.  PowerPoint Presentation, “Outreach Meeting No. 3,” describing the alternatives for floodplain management. January 13, 2009.

Documents for Stakeholder Review and Comment

The linked “White Paper on Flow & Hydrology of Calleguas Creek in the Simi Valley and Moorpark Areas” was prepared by Ventura County Watershed Protection District staff and presented at the May 12, 2009 joint meeting of the Calleguas Creek watershed Habitat/Recreation and Flood Protection / Sediment Management subcommittees.  The paper was prepared in response to comments by the City of Moorpark.  Comments on the paper should be directed to Mark Bandurraga, Design Hydrologist with the Watershed Protection District at Mark.Bandurraga@ventura.org.  Comments due June 30, 2009.

Comments and Responses from IWPP Phase II, Management Strategy Study Workshops to Date, Comments due to Tony Chen, Tony.Chen@ventura.org, by June 30, 2009.

PowerPoint Presentation, untitled, describing the preferred alternative regional basin approach with limited channel improvements, June 9, 2009.  Comments due to Tony Chen, Tony.Chen@ventura.org, by June 30, 2009.

6-19-2009 Review and comments solicited on Calleguas Creek Watershed TMDLs 

Draft Nitrogen Compounds and Related Effects TMDL Special Studies and Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Assessment.  Comments due to Ashli Desai, Larry Walker Associates, ashlid@lwa.com, by June 26, 2009.

Draft Calleguas Creek Watershed TMDLs Annual Progress Report.  Comments due to Ashli Desai, Larry Walker Associates, ashlid@lwa.com, by June 29, 2009.

5-22-2009 Comment letter supporting the revised waste load allocations for the Calleguas Creek watershed Nitrogen Compounds and Related Effects TMDL. 

5-15-2009 Comments solicited on Calleguas Creek Watershed Feasibility Study for Continuous Monitoring Devices - (Salts) TMDL and Draft Letter to LARWQCB. Please forward comments on the study to Kevin at KevinC@lwa.com by May 27th, 2009. 

3-2-2009 Calleguas UWQMP Draft 3-2-09  As discussed in the February Water Quality/Water Resources meeting, a metals Urban Water Quality Management Plan is required to be submitted to the RWQCB.  Attached is a draft of the document for your review.  We are hoping to get comments back on this by March 13, 2009.  We can then provide a summary of comments at the WQ/WR meeting on the 16th and discuss any issues that need to be resolved.  That will also give us enough time to generate another draft of the document if necessary before submittal to the RWQCB.  Please send all comments to Shikha Chetal at ShikaC@lwa.com. 

2-19-2009 Calleguas Creek IWPP Outreach Workshop Materials for meeting held on January 13, 2009  Calleguas Creek - Workshop 3;  and  CCIWPP Outreach Meeting No. 3 Handouts  and Watershed BMP Implementation Strategy Options and HR-FP Scenarios for CCIWPP Comments on the Calleguas Creek Study Workshop are due on February 28, 2009 to Tony.Chen@ventura.org    Calleguas Creek  StudyWkShop4.pdf; and  Q&A CC Study and QuestionForm.pdf.

2-12-2009   Revised Workplans for CCW OC Pesticides and PCBs TMDL - Agricultural Source Identification Work Plan and CCW OC Pesticides and PCBs TMDL Special Study 2 Work Plan:  HCAs and Management Practices

12-23-2008   CCW Arundo/Tamarisk Removal Program(CCARP) comments on this Notice of Preparation should be received by February 2, 2009 no later than 5:00 pm to Noreen Cabanting at Wildscape Restoration. RCDVC CEQA NOP Arundo Removal 1219081.pdf

12-22-2008   Comment Letter - proposed Recycled Water Policy  CCWComments to SWRCB on Recycled Water Policy 121908

12-16-2008 State Water Resources Control Board Draft Recycled Water Policy – The State Board is soliciting comments on its draft recycled water policy by December 22, 2008 at noon.  Additional information may be accessed through the State Board’s website, www.waterboards.ca.gov, by following the links to programs – water recycling – recycled water policy. As a reference for parties interesting in commenting, we are providing the comment letters developed by WateReuse Foundation, the Association of California Water Agencies, and California Association of Sanitary Agencies as well as the State’s draft policy. SWRCB draft_recycled_water_policy_110408 ;       WRF-ACWA-CASA Model Letter Recycled Water Policy   ;      WRF-ACWA-CASA Attachment 1ModelLetter ; WRF-ACWA-CASA 12-11-08RevisedCommentsRWPOlicy ; WRF-ACWA-CASA Att1DraftCommentsRWPolicyRevised12-11-08 _2_…

11-5-2008 Comments to the State Water Resources Control Board on behalf of the watershed Bacteria TMDL working group, CCW State Bacteria Standards Comment Letter 1104081.pdf

9-2-2008 Comments solicited on Calleguas Creek Watershed Arundo/Tamarisk Removal Program Long Term Implementation Plan, CCARP LTIP Exec Sum and TOC 20080822.pdf and  two tables of removal methods for Arundo and Tamarisk to be included in the LTIP CCARP LTIP Removal Methods tables 20080822.pdf.  Please forward any comments on the study to Christina Sulzman christina@wildscaperestoration.com at Wildscape Restoration by October 15, 2008.

8-21-2008 Comments on Proposed Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for Los Angeles Region through revision of the Waste Load Allocations for the Calleguas Creek Watershed Nitrogen Compounds and Related Effects Total Maximum Daily Load dated July 7, 2008.  Calleguas Creek WMP to LARWQCB Comments 8-21-2008.pdf

8-2008 Copper Management Memorandum for Brake Pad Partnership, July 2008 as approved by the Calleguas Creek Management Plan Steering Committee for submission to the Brake Pad Partnership.

8-4-08 The following are Requests for Qualifications: Calleguas Creek Watershed Total Maximum Daily Load Monitoring Program Assistance.  The public agencies and private interests responsible for implementing Federal Clean Water Act water quality improvement programs on the Calleguas Creek watershed (Ventura County, California) have designated Calleguas Municipal Water District as their representative to solicit RFQ's to implement water quality sampling and analyses required under adopted TMDL regulations.  Interested parties may review all RFQ's at the Calleguas Creek Management Plan website.  Upon selection, successful bidders will work as subconsultants to Larry Walker Associates, the consultant coordinating the responsible parties' TMDL implementation. Cover Letter CMWD to Interested Parties re RFQs 08042008.pdf, CCWTMP - Lab Analysis RFQ - Analytical 8-4-08.pdf, CCWTMP - Sample Collection RFQ - 8-4-08.pdf, CCWTMP - Lab Analysis RFQ - Toxicity - 8-4-08.pdf

8-1-08 The following references are provided for parties responding to RFQs for Calleguas Creek Watershed Total Maximum Daily Load Monitoring Program Assistance:  Calleguas Creek Watershed TMDL Monitoring QAPP and Calleguas Creek Watershed Monitoring Program Appendices.

7-2008 CCW Copper Management Memo for Brake Pad Partnership0708.pdf

7-22-08 SWRCB Recycled Water Policy Under Development   The State Water Resources Control Board is developing a statewide recycled water policy in collaboration with a stakeholder panel representing water resource, water quality, wastewater treatment, and environmental interests.  The issue matrix linked below was distributed at a progress briefing conducted on July 8, 2008 by WateReuse Association, the Association of California Water Agencies and the California Association of Sanitation Agencies.  The matrix shows the current progress on a variety of issues related to recycled water use.  A draft recycled water policy is expected to be available by mid-August.  If you have any comments that you wished conveyed to the stakeholder panel, please contact Dee Zinke at dzinke@calleguas.com.  

7-21-08 Calleguas Creek Watershed Arundo/Tamarisk Removal Program Draft 7-15-2008 Please forward any comments on the study to Christina Sulzman  christina@wildscaperestoration.com or Noreen Cabanting noreen@wildscaperestoration.com at Wildscape Restoration by July 30, 2008.

7-17-08 The final Algae Special Study was submitted to the Regional Board on July 16, 2008.  Due to the size of the file, the final study is available in sections as indicated below.

Algae Special Study, Part 1 of 7, Contents and Introduction

Algae Special Study, Part 2 of 7, Approach

Algae Special Study, Part 3 of 7, Abundance Assessment

Algae Special Study, Part 4 of 7, Cover Assessment

Algae Special Study, Part 5 of 7, Dissolved Oxygen & pH -1

Algae Special Study, Part 6 of 7, Dissolved Oxygen & pH -2

Algae Special Study, Part 7 of 7, Results, References, Appendix

7-11-08 Ventura County Watershed Protection Plan Integrated Watershed Protection Plan 2-11-08Comments and Response on VCWPD IWPP2-11-08 Workshop Study.pdf

7-10-08 Reference Materials for July 15, 2008 VCWPD IWPP Management Strategy Study - Short Version of Februrary 12, 2008 Workshop and Meeting Notes

7-10-08 Reference Materials for July 15, 2008 VCWPD IWPP Management Strategy Study - Draft Report Reviewed at February 12, 2008 Workshop

7-7-08 CCW Draft Algae Special Study

5-30-08 Copper Management Memoranda for Brake Pad Partnership

5-30-08 Revised Special Studies Work Plan for Minor Point Sources and Rising Groundwater - DRAFT

3-26-08 Transmittal - CCW Metals and SE TMDL Workplan SS 2 and 3

3-26-08 CCW Metals and Selenium TMDL Special Studies 2

3-26-08 CCW Metals and Selenium TMDL Special Studies 3

3-24-08 CC Toxicity TMDL Study 1 Transmittal to RWQCB - signed

3-24-08 CCW Tox TMDL SS1 Alt Urban Pest

3-7-08    Draft TMDL Submissions (Special Studies Nos. 1-3) now available for comment.  The draft studies may be found by following the Meetings tab to the Calendar, March 17.  Comments due March 19, 2008 to Tracy Krueger, TracyK@LWA.com.

2-5-08    LARWQCB - Response to Request for Extension of TMDL Deadlines

10-15-07  LARWQCB Approval Monitoring Reporting Program Letter

8-15-07    Revised CCW TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan

6-19-07    CCW TMDL QAPP - Response to Comments Matrix

6-19-07    LARWQCB Comments on Sept. 06 Draft CCW TMDL QAPP

6-19-07    CCW TMDL Monitoring Program Appendices

6-19-07    Draft (Revision 1) CCW TMDL Monitoring QAPP

6-18-07    CCW Metals and Selenium TMDL Draft Monitoring Approach

3-22-07    OC TMDL Urban Source ID Work Plan

3-22-07    OC TMDL Agricultural Source ID Work Plan

3-22-07    OC TMDL Special Study #2 Work Plan: HCA's and Management Practices

3-22-07    OC TMDL Special Study #1 Work Plan: Sediment Transport and Effects

12-28-06  Draft CCW Salts TMDL

11-09-06  The Final IRWMP submitted by the Watersheds Coalition of Ventura County is now available on the WCVC website at http://www.watershedscoalition.org/new_items/new_items.html

10-16-06  WCVC IRWMP Review

10-16-06  Memo to Draft IRWMP

10-2-06  CCW TMDL Monitoring Program Appendix

10-2-06   Draft CCW TMDL Monitoring QAPP

8-23-06  Draft CCW TMDL Monitoring QAPP

6-14-06  Draft Calleguas Creek Quantitative Microbial Source Tracking Study Report

4-18-06 The RWQCB has received the first of two Peer Reviews on the Metals and Selenium TMDL and are currently coordinating responses with LWA.

2-28-06
Draft Calleguas Creek Metals TMDL submitted to the RWQCB and EPA.

1-26-06  Metals_TMDL_StakeholderDraft_012606.pdf

12-22-05  Public Notice for the CEQA Scoping Meeting for the Metals TMDL

12-15-05  The final Dry Season Urban Runoff Characterization Report (DSURC)

9-29-05 VCWPD Preliminary Draft IWPP (5/16/05) is being made available for stakeholder review and comment.  The July 19,2005 Presentation to the Board of Supervisors is also available for review. Please send any comments on the IWPP to Sergio Vargas of the VCWPD at sergio.vargas@ventura.org.  Additional discussion on the IWPP will occur at the October 17th Flood Protection/Sediment Management.

9-19-05 Notice of Public Hearing [68 KB pdf]

8-9-05 Aug 2005 - Final Dry Season Urban Runoff Characterization Report [7.1mb pdf]

7-15-05 The VCWPD has provided the CCWMP with digital versions of several important documents for stakeholder review and consideration. The data and models described within these documents are intended to be utilized and enhanced in the analysis of future watershed improvement projects. As such, the VCWPD as Co-Chair of the Flood Protection and Sediment Management Subcommittee are requesting stakeholder review of these documents and the submittal of any questions or comments prior to the September Subcommittee meeting.
Feb 2003 - USACE Hydrology Model [8.2mb pdf]
Mar 2003 - VCWPD Present Conditions Hydrology Model [2mb pdf]
Feb 2004 - Sediment Study for Channel Improvements [10.4mb pdf]
Apr 2005 - VCWPD Future Conditions with Projects Hydrology Model [2mb pdf]
July 2005 - VCWPD IWPP Presentation to the VC Board of Supervisors
Please direct comments to Sergio Vargas (Sergio.vargas@ventura.org) of the VCWPD for distribution to the appropriate individuals or entities.

7-8-05 Los Angeles RWQCB Adopts TMDLs for Organochlorine (OC) Pesticides, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) and Siltation AND Toxicity, Chlorpyrifos and Diazinon in Calleguas Creek, its Tributaries and Mugu Lagoon.

7-6-05 Peer review comments on Mugu Lagoon Siltation TMDL by Dr. Armstrong.

7-01-05 Technical Review by UCLA Institute of the Environment - Calleguas Creek Watershed Toxicity TMDL has been posted. Supporting Documents:
Stastical Methods Paper, Heesu Park et al.

Chapters from Thesis, Dr. Joel Pederson:
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5

6-15-05 Policy Review by UCLA Institute of Environment - Calleguas Creek Watershed Toxicity TMDL.

6-07-05 Letter for Refinement of WMP Meeting Structure and Responsibilities has been posted.

6-05 Calleguas Creek Watershed IRWMP Volume 2 - http://www.calleguas.com/vol2.pdf

4-28-05 The Regional Board has posted the TMDLs for Toxicity and Organochlorine Pesticides and PCBs in the Calleguas Creek watershed on their website for 45-day review:
www.swrcb.ca.gov/rwqcb4/html/meetings/tmdl/tmdl_ws_calleguas_creek.html

11-10-04 Calleguas Creek Watershed IRWMP Volume 1 - http://www.calleguas.com/vol1.pdf

The site contains the Hearing Notice and the tentative Basin Plan Amendments (BPAs). The Regional Board and Calleguas Creek Watershed Management Plan (CWMP) worked on the BPAs together, but they are ultimately Regional Board documents. The site contains two technical reports submitted by the CWMP and two by the Regional Board.

Below is a notice of a public workshop on various TMDLs to be held by the Regional Board on May 5th.

TMDL Public Notice

Mission Statement

The Calleguas Creek Watershed Management Plan (WMP or Plan), with broad stakeholder participation and support, addresses a long range comprehensive water resources; land use; economic development; open space preservation, enhancement and management; and public facility provision strategy which is cost-effective and provides benefits for all participants. A key element of the Plan is a series of action recommendations developed by participants to address Watershed-wide issues and needs in the categories described above. Another primary goal of the Plan has been to examine existing data, and to acquire and develop the new data necessary to produce an accurate characterization of the Watershed and enable participants to develop action recommendations based on dependable technology and good science.