Exemptions to North County water limits on supervisors’ agenda

Outlet: The Tribune

November 24, 2013

County supervisors will decide Tuesday how to determine which vintners will be exempted from an emergency ordinance that prohibits new pumping from the depleted Paso Robles groundwater basin. To date, 15 growers have requested exemptions for a total of 1,483 acres of new plantings, said Kami Griffin, acting county planning director. All but 4 of those acres are for wine grapes.