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Groundwater levels, quality cause for concern

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Editor, Index-Tribune:

At the Jan. 22 meeting of the Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission, Sonoma County Water Agency Chief Engineer Bill Jasperse named two areas in the Valley where static water levels in wells have dropped more than 100 feet in recent years. The rural east side of Sonoma is one of them, as is another area in the Springs. He also said ground water on the southern end of the valley has greater levels of arsenic and boron than previously found and that saline content is increasing as water from San Pablo Bay finds its way up the Valley. I hope to see another Index-Tribune story on the drought and its impact in our Valley with a close look at our groundwater supply.

Kirsten Lindquist

Glen Ellen

  • Phineas Worthington

    Salt water intrusion in underground aquifers is a big problem. There needs to be a serious discussion about how to mitigate the problem.