Matilija Dam is located in the Ventura River watershed on Matilija Creek, north of Ojai. The concrete arch dam, built in 1947, was originally designed for water storage and flood control. Scissors painted on the dam by graffiti artists in 2011 have become an iconic symbol for dam removal.
Get Involved, Take Action!
- Help build the Matilija Coalition: Show your support for the removal of Matilija Dam as a sign-on group or individual
- Vote for natural resource funding
- Contact your local representative and ask for the line items in budgets that designate funds
Download the Dams Out Report