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Snooth User: Philip James

California declares drought

Posted by Philip James, Jun 5, 2008.

After 2 years of low rainfall and low snowmelt California declares a drought. This is the first state wide drought since 1991. What does it mean for wineries?


Reply by John Andrews, Jun 5, 2008.

For most of wine country this should not be a 'huge' issue this year but as stated, if there is another 'dry' winter then we could be in trouble.

It seems the central valley where there is a lot of cash crops grown that there will be big problems. Of course, the El Dorado Hills may be effected as they are 'part' of the central valley.

Reply by Mark Angelillo, Jun 6, 2008.

I think it would be good in general for us to cut water usage like this even when there's plenty of rain. I know if I tried I could take shorter showers. One summer I only took cold showers. There's a lot of jumping around and I naturally took it on the quick.

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