$8.9 billion water bond promises $80 million to fund removal of Matilija Dam

Prop 3 would provide the largest amount of money that’s ever come forward to take down the Matilija dam near Ojai, an official overseeing the dam removal project said.

“Eighty million wouldn’t go all the way, but it would get a very substantial portion of it done,” said Peter Sheydayi, who manages the project for the Ventura County Watershed Protection District.

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The Matilija played a starring role in the film DamNation when a giant pair of scissors was painted on the deadbeat dam.

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