The article on a sustainable water solution for Paso Robles leaves one major question open what will be the source of water for the new water district? The California Aqueduct?
The problem is much like most of the state more need than there is water to fill that need. As much as everyone is beginning to realize the need to treat our water supplies in a manner that will make them sustainable, I believe that we may have already passed that point.
We in Stanislaus County are facing a similar issue with large, new, industrial-strength wells sucking down our aquifer, drying up older wells, and new orchards and vineyards increasing water demand even further.
California is semi-arid. As much as we would like to expand our farming more and more, it is no longer sustainable to do so, any more than we can build out our cities without limit. There simply is not enough rain and snow falling from the sky to do everything we would like to do.