Calleguas Creek

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Calleguas Creek is the terminus of a river system in Ventura County, California.[1] It drains the Calleguas Creek Watershed, an area 30 miles long and 14 miles wide (343 square miles), which includes Simi Valley, Moorpark, Camarillo and a large portion of Thousand Oaks. Tributaries include Arroyo Simi, Arroyo Santa Rosa, Revolon Slough and Arroyo Conejo. It discharges into the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Barbara Channel, at Mugu Lagoon on Naval Base Ventura County, just north of Point Mugu, where the Santa Monica Mountains meet the ocean, marking the southern/eastern boundary of the Oxnard Plain.[2]

In 2009, Calleguas Creek was named the most polluted body of water in the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.[3] Pollution along the river system has been an issue for decades.[4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ "Calleguas Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  2. ^ "CALLEGUAS CREEK WATERSHED". Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Calleguas Creek among most polluted". Ventura County Star. July 22, 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  4. ^ TALEV, MARGARET (November 16, 1999). "Calleguas Creek Study to Be Discussed". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  5. ^ RAGLAND, JENIFER (February 25, 2002). "No Easy Way Seen to Cut Creek's Salt". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Calleguas Creek Watershed Toxicity, Chlorpyrifos and Diazinon TMDL Technical Report" (PDF). Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. April 25, 2005.
  7. ^ "(PDF) Causes of toxicity in the Calleguas Creek watershed of southern California". ResearchGate. Retrieved 31 December 2018.

Coordinates: 34°05′53″N 119°05′24″W / 34.0981°N 119.0900°W / 34.0981; -119.0900