Although our little town of Carpinteria is situated in Santa Barbara County, part of it borders in Ventura County! Pictured above is Lake Casitas. Our water comes from Lake Casitas.
"Lake Casitas is a reservoir in Ventura County, California, built by the United States Bureau of Reclamation and completed in 1959. The project provides drinking water and water for irrigation. A secondary benefit is flood control. Casitas Dam was constructed on Coyote Creek, two miles before it joins the Ventura River".Wikipedia
As you drive winding roads (25mph)bordered one one side by the lake and watershed, the other side of the Los Padres Natural forest, you eventually come to the picturesque town of Ojai. Once in a while we head there, for great Mexican food, and the feeling of getting away.