Groundwater

Knights Bridge Winery appeal hearing postponed

Press Release from Maacama Watershed Alliance: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: > > CONTROVERSIAL KNIGHTS VALLEY WINERY > > Public Hearing for Nov. 1st cancelled until further notice by County Counsel. > > Knights Valley, Sonoma County, CA – October 23, 2013…

 

Of Water and Wine

31,000 trees to be cut in Napa for more “1%’er” resort & vineyards……“The billionaires are driving the millionaires out.” New vineyards and resorts rising above the Napa Valley threaten the region’s water BY STETT HOLBROOK http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/of-water-and-wine/Content?oid=2966570 In the winter of 2015, a…

 

Unsustainable Groundwater Use in Sonoma Valley

Groundwater resources in Sonoma Valley are already in deficit, depleted by over-pumping of approximately 9% according to USGS modeling. There are 2,500 wells already drilled in Sonoma Valley. In some areas, wells have already run dry, and salt water is…

 

After The Grapes Are Gone by David Keller

CLOSE TO HOME After the grapes are gone By DAVID KELLER Our succession of boom crops in Sonoma County provides an interesting history — and a cautionary tale. The county’s world-class wine grapes occupy more than 60,000 acres, with vineyard…