Letter: New groundwater monitoring wells installed in Napa County

Aug 21, 2023 at 6:00am

Qicheng Tang, UC Cooperative Extension

While some residents may question if there are too many wells in Napa County, others ask if there are enough. And as of June, there are eight more. Specifically, eight monitoring wells were installed by the Napa County Groundwater Sustainability Agency (NCGSA).

So, why do we need more wells?

To gather information on the condition of the groundwater resources stored in the soil and rock underlying the Napa Valley. By measuring the depth to groundwater, county staff gather a critical piece of information to follow trends and track whether the amount of stored water is increasing, holding steady, or on the decline.

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