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Water & Power: A California Heist

 “Prohibition of water mining. It shall be unlawful within (municipality) for any corporation or government to dig water wells to a depth greater than the most shallow of the three closest lawfully-constructed water wells.” Water Wells – Permitting – Critical Water Basins-Summary SB 252 will require new well permit applicants in critically overdrafted basins to […]

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Paso Robles Moratorium on New or Expanded Irrigated Crop Production

There are currently several communities in California that have halted new wells and vineyards. Paso Robles passed a moratorium due to dry wells from newly created vineyards going in their dry, water scarce region. Homeowners couldn’t afford to drill as deep as winery interests so many tried to sell their properties. It became a crisis

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