Ventura County strawberry growers get grim news about water

Mike Solomon, general manager of the United Water Conservation District, shows a chart of pumping wells from Santa Paula to the Oxnard Plain Thursday at the Camarillo Public Library Community Room. Users of the Pumping Trough Pipeline, operated by United Water, may not get water after September.

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Mike Solomon, general manager of the United Water Conservation District, shows a chart of pumping wells from Santa Paula to the Oxnard Plain Thursday at the Camarillo Public Library Community Room. Users of the Pumping Trough Pipeline, operated by United Water, may not get water after September.

Strawberry planting may well have to be curbed this fall; growers hear grim news from United Water Conservation District.

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