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Wine production makes wells run dry in Paso Robles




In this Feb. 2, 2010 file photo, winemaker Jason Haas walks past rows of Grenache Blanc vines at Tablas Creek Vineyard in Paso Robles, Calif.
In this Feb. 2, 2010 file photo, winemaker Jason Haas walks past rows of Grenache Blanc vines at Tablas Creek Vineyard in Paso Robles, Calif.
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It’s picking time for wine vineyards in the central California community of Paso Robles, and the farmers are bringing in a rich harvest. As vineyards proliferate around this farm town halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, residential wells are starting to go dry. 

Some are calling the plight of Paso Robles a good example of what’s wrong with California’s unregulated groundwater supply.  For the California Report, Chris Richard has the story.