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Legislative Analyst's Office advises state to take over local groundwater use

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Posted: Tuesday, February 3, 2009 10:00 pm

Local farmers and water purveyors are concerned about a report urging state authorities to take over groundwater regulations from the locally elected officials you might see in the local supermarket.

The California Legislative Analyst's Office recommends that the Legislature turn groundwater over to the state, which would remove local control and possibly cost everyone more money to have that groundwater, according to at least two farmers.

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  • posted at 5:55 am on Wed, Feb 4, 2009.


    The day that farmers can pump as much water out of the ground is coming to an end. I think our farmers have done a great job using sustainable practices therby limiting wasting water.

  • posted at 5:53 am on Wed, Feb 4, 2009.


    I hope Pinkerton is happy now. Measure V hepled reduce the liklehood that our water will stay under our control.

  • posted at 5:27 am on Wed, Feb 4, 2009.


    The last thing we need is the State of Kalifornia taking over anything. They have nearly regulated life out of existence. In the words of the famous Don Imus..."Get Out and Stay Out !!!"

  • posted at 3:49 am on Wed, Feb 4, 2009.


    While King Midas was said to have a "Midas Touch" turning everything he touched into gold, the State of California and its illegitimate parent, Congress, have the opposite skill, turning everything they touch into crap.

  • posted at 1:57 am on Wed, Feb 4, 2009.


    From the article: "Valente, vineyard and orchard manager for John Kautz Farms, says farmers assume that if you own a piece of property and you have water underneath it, you're allowed to use that water."Totally agree with this. If you buy a property, and make finding water on the property a condition of purchase so you can use the water on **your** property, the state has no business in your property. Period. Same if you purchased the mineral rights on your property.



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