The Casitas Springs Levee is located along the east embankment of the Ventura River near the unincorporated community of Casitas Springs, approximately nine miles downstream of Matilija Dam. The mile-long levee system – also known as the Ventura River 2 (VR-2) levee – currently consists of rock rip-rap protected earthen embankment levees, flood walls, high ground, and side drainage penetrations, but it does not meet FEMA certification requirements. Watershed Protection is exploring two alternatives for future FEMA certification that will protect the Casitas Springs community and accommodate future sediment flows. The first focuses on upgrading the existing levee at its current location, while the second includes a set back element to widen the river floodplain.