drought

In less than 3 months, a major international city will likely run out of water

We also live in a water stressed state. Australia had a similar situation but took action to build desalinization plants (no longer needed), water conservation and required buildings to have cisterns to lessen water use. Building tunnels to move water around is NOT a solution in California. Note pictures of the dams/reservoirs below were thought …

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Winery Waste Discharge Meeting

Napa, Mendocino Winery Water Appropriation Applications Released by State Water Board

Vineyard owners frequently take water from streams illegally. They also file applications to legally withdraw water from rivers and streams although this may not be in the best interests of neighboring human and animal populations. A. Pott, of Napa, and Marietta Cellars’ Yorkville (southwest of Hopland in Mendocino County) ranch have filed Applications to Appropriate …

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Greenwashing 101 crop

County grape growers lauded, Press Democrat

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/5109492-181/sonoma-county-winegrowers-get-californias?artslide=0 Sonoma County Winegrowers get California’s highest environmental honor BILL SWINDELL THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | January 21, 2016, 3:43PM The Sonoma County Winegrowers trade group has been awarded the state’s highest environmental honor for its work to make all of the county’s vineyards sustainable. The group, which represents more than 1,800 grape growers and is more formally …

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Another Dear Mr. Wick letter…….”And this brings me to another issue…….WINE PRODUCTION IS NOT AGRICULTURE!”

Roberta Teller Sebastopol, CA 95472 November 15, 2015 Dear Mr. Wick, I am writing to you today to express my deep concerns about the lack of regulations and the expansion of wineries and event centers in my beloved Sonoma County. I am asking that YOU, as a leader in our community listen to me and …

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Sebastopol Water Information Group (SWiG) Letter to County on the Water Element of the Coastal Plan by Jane Neilson, Ph.D., geologist

This letter presents comments from the Sebastopol Water Information Group (SWiG) in response to PRMD’s Draft Update for the Sonoma County Local Coastal Program (LCP). SWiG is a group of west Sonoma County residents and well owners who have hydrological and geological expertise. SWiG collects accurate scientific information on water supplies, water quality, land use …

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