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Dams to Explore in Ventura County

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Ventura County

Historically inhabited by the Chumash people, with their presence dating back 10,000-12,000 years. Known for their rock paintings and for their great basketry, the Chumash were hunter-gatherers, fishermen, and also traders with the Mojave, Yokuts, and Tongva Indians.

Dams to Explore in Ventura County

Matilija Dam

A concrete arch dam, built in 1947. Designed for water storage and flood control, , it impounds Matilija Creek to create the Matilija Reservoir in the Los Padres National Forest, south of the Matilija Wilderness and north of Ojai.

Map of Dams to explore in Ventura County