Letters to the Editor

September 5, 2013

We need state solution on groundwater

The Sept. 3 issue of The Bee (Page B-5) carried an article regarding residents of Paso Robles complaining of expanding grape acreage straining their water supply. Seems as though the winemakers are drawing from an “ancient aquifer” that had been supplying enough water to support annual demand. The water table has declined 70 feet or more since 1997 according to the article. Does this sound familiar? Substitute almond orchards and Stanislaus County. Same problem.

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