Groundwater

Choked Valley by Donald Williams

Napa County (population 142,000) is a rural relief valve for the Bay Area’s 7.5 million urban residents, but its burgeoning wine and tourist industry is overwhelming the area’s limited natural resources. Residents increasingly object to the county’s seemingly endless commercialization. The plan to develop Walt Ranch in the hills above Napa is just one more […]

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Winery Waste Discharge Meeting

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 > > On Saturday morning, three days before the scheduled Appeal Public Hearing on a

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ALERT: Groundwater Sustainability Act (GSA) sample letters and concerns

If you want to have a say or in the minimum be represented for water use in your county for generations to come, be aware that all county’s in the state are organizing the mandated GSA panels (June 30, 2017 deadline) that will over see water use into the far future, all water extractions, fees, projects and

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Gualala Logging plan, Comments have been reopened

There are petitions online and CalFire is still accepting comments for their exception to state logging rules. They have revised the skid roads and some of the logging along the Gualala river. CalFire is still making an exception to the state logging plans and need to hear from the public. Friends of Gualala River (FoGR),

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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 intruding, creating long-term damage to the aquifer. This short video provides a good introduction to

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