Tag Archives: groundwater depletion

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…

 

OPINION – Is Commercial Marijuana Good for Bennett Valley?

Our local government (Supervisors) could have created exclusion zones to protect neighborhoods and watersheds like other counties. What were they thinking? Like wine industry expansion, our neighborhoods and watersheds once again come in second place, while families are being priced out of the market…

 

Activists sue in water project

CADIZ, a foreign company who privatizes water projects worldwide, worked with local officials to hold the mandated public hearings 100 miles away so no one would show up. It’s all about corporate profits……water is a right and owned by everyone….

 

OPINION: PRMD approves Winery Use-Permits that Urbanize Rural Areas

Update: Skirting Protections http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7459500-181/thursdays-letters-to-the-editor EDITOR: The recent article about proposed development along Old Redwood Highway on the outskirts of Santa Rosa is an example of efforts to skirt protections for open space and greenbelts (“Cloverleaf Ranch a family affair for…

 

Neighbors Shut Down Illegal Cannabis Grow

Neighbors Shut Down Illegal Cannabis Grow by Dr. Shepherd Bliss Sonoma County, Northern California   One of the United States’ top four cannabis-growing counties is Sonoma County, California, where this reporter lives. In 2016, it became legal for adults to…