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Streamflow Depletion by Wells

Understanding and Managing the Effects of Groundwater Pumping on Streamflow by Paul M. Barlow and Stanley A. Leake November, 2012, U.S. Geological Survey Introduction Groundwater is an important source of water for many human needs, including public supply, agriculture, and industry. With the development of any natural resource, however, adverse consequences may be associated with its use. One of the …

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El ‘vino de motosierra’ de Codorníu

Por: Mikel López Iturriaga October 22, 2013 El País blog “El Comidista” La matanza de Sonoma. [excerpt:] Puede que de forma ingenua el vino se asocie al amor por la tierra y al entendimiento con la naturaleza. Cuando piensas en esta bebida, te vienen a la cabeza bucólicas colinas cubiertas por viñas, agricultores con cestos llenos de uvas y pajaritos …

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Artesa & Preservation Ranch Vineyard Conversion Update

Sea Ranch Forum Saturday, November 3 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Del Mar Center The Sea Ranch Local environmental groups have raised concerns about two major vineyard conversion projects that could significantly impact Gualala River stream flows, water quality and habitat for wildlife, including endangered salmon and steelhead. Chris Poehlmann, right, with fellow environmentalist Peter Baye (Louis Sahagun / Los Angeles …

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Artesa’s Hired Gun

Friends of the Gualala River protects the Gualala River watershed in Northern California and the species living within it.

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Artesa (“Fairfax”) vineyard conversion

The Proposed Artesa Vineyard

Artesa-Sonoma Vineyard Conversion Sonoma County, California Destruction of Coastal Redwood Forest and Pomo Heritage Redwoods for Red Wine Eight minute video produced for the America Tonight news broadcast on Al Jazeera America. Court Rejects Plan to Clearcut Redwoods for Vineyard Sonoma County Superior Court rules that the environmental impact report for Artesa’s forest-to-vineyard conversion project violates the requirements of the …

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