Some time ago, when the groundwater issue really came up on the radar, I went to the Paso Robles Department of Public Works. I asked if I could see a map of the groundwater basin. I was presented with an 81⁄2-by-11-inch sheet. “No,” I said, “A map, a large detailed map that showed distinct areas, streets, etc.” I was told there was no such map.
Given the nature of the issue as it sits today, I would think that The Tribune would find the means to print a full-page map of the basin, with the now-enlarged area of deficit and geographically appropriate locators, i.e. streets. It would be an added bonus if specific locations of dry well reports could be placed on this map.
Finally, it would be of immense value if we could see a horizontal outline of the basin, if possible, with an expert hydrologist describing the dynamics of water movement in this depiction.