Tag Archives: groundwater depletion

Public Opinion on cannabis rules

“Suddenly, their quality of life is being compromised by the hazards of commercial cannabis cultivation: significant loss of property value, crime, noise, glare, traffic, noxious odors, massive water use.” CANNABIS: How Close is Too Close? AN OPEN LETTER TO THE…

 

Water & Wine with Rue, Sierra Club Redwood Needles

“All of us must be protective of all our water sources in order to ensure sustainability for all uses, including what regulators term “beneficial uses,” which is pretty much everything and everyone, since water is essential to life.” Water and…

 

How green is Napa Valley?

Like “Sonoma Sustainable” wine industry does their own version and still uses some highly toxic chemicals…just a marketing ploy to confuse consumers and get higher prices on “sustainable” wines. “But in terms of how vines are grown, Napa Green is…

 

Water and Wine with Rue

Water and Wine with Rue June 26, 2018 Summer is upon us, and as the hills in our region turn from the lush green of spring to the tawny brown dotted with the dark green of oaks, pines and redwoods,…

 

Water, Wine & Weed, news from Sierra Club

News from Sierra Club Redwood Chapter Sonoma • Napa • Solano • Mendocino • Lake • Humboldt • W. Siskiyou • Trinity • Del Norte Water, Wine & Weed Can concerned citizens protect watersheds and groundwater basins from depletion as…

 

Earth’s dismal water future, mapped

Declining groundwater quality and subsiding land are signals that the aquifers are being pushed past their tipping point. Earth’s dismal water future, mapped By Jay Famiglietti Jun 10, 2018 | 4:05 AM Satellite data and images are provocative, even disturbing….

 

Napa’s Measure C foes try to confuse and detract

In light of Department of Water Resources recent change in water basin from medium to high concern, protecting watershed is more important than ever. Since irrigation of vines began in 1970’s (dry farming was method prior), tonnage per acre have…

 

PD letter to the editor: Pesticide Risks

Pesticide risks EDITOR: Thanks for your coverage of groundwater in Sonoma County and providing a general description of groundwater quantity, including areas of depletion because of excessive pumping by vineyards and other uses. Another important water-quality topic is pesticide occurrence…