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State dissatisfied with Napa wine country groundwater plan

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Napa Valley Register

California isn’t convinced that Napa County is adequately managing groundwater that sustains the area’s vineyards, wineries, rural residents and Napa River fish. State Department of Water Resources officials emphasized they aren’t claiming well water use is harming the subterranean reservoir beneath the Napa Valley floor. Rather, they said a more than 1,000-page basin report submitted by Napa County doesn’t allow them to make a judgment.