The Live Oak Acres Levee is situated along the west embankment of the Ventura River in the unincorporated community of Oak View, approximately six miles downstream of Matilija Dam. The levee system extends approximately 1.3 miles from the Santa Ana Boulevard Bridge upstream to the Live Oak Diversion outlet; it includes embankment levees, flood walls, high ground, and side drainage penetrations. The levee is intended to protect rural residential properties in low-lying areas of the floodplain in the adjacent Live Oak Acres community, but it does not meet FEMA certification requirements. Reconstruction will bring the Live Oak Acres levee system up to FEMA standards to protect the adjacent community and to accommodate future sediment deposition and flood flows following Matilija Dam removal.

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