- Author: Mark Battany
The recently published edition of California Agriculture is devoted entirely to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and how this important legislation is being addressed in many agricultural regions of the state:
Of potential interest to Central Coast grape growers are the summary results of the four-year study of vineyard irrigation water applications in the Paso Robles area, as published in the above issue:
A PDF version of the above article is also available.
Developing and implementing groundwater management plans that ensure long-term sustainability of the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin and other basins in the state will be a challenging endeavor. The fundamental water use data like this study provides can be a key component to help ensure that the most informed and accurate decisions are made in this process.