Upon perusing Mr. Kriltich's letter, I picked my copy of Ag Alert, up off the nightstand. Been taking this publication, since 2004. I found the article, on groundwater recharge, by earthen canals in Yolo, a fine piece of agricultural journalism. I set myself to thinking, around my well, here on the edge of Jackson. Now right up to late 2009, my well produced as much water, as I could ever want, garden and all. Then in late 2009, it slowed, to a snails pace. Well maybe its' not failed, but I barely get enough water for domestics, let lone a garden. All this, and I had never, never had water problems before.
During the drought, I became convinced, scarce rainfall, was to blame. After reading these articles and writings, I harbor serious doubts. My well dried up, before the drought. I'm starting to believe, the failure of my well, is part and parcel of the much diminished waters, in the Old Amador Canal, the year or so before. Lacking water, my quality of life is greatly diminished. I am fearful, that if the Old Amador is dried up completely, my well will go dry as the desert. Also makes me wonder, about the trees, how will they survive, if this pipeline went through. How many other water wells, will take a turn towards dust? Sure can't afford, another well myself, and its sounds to me, like Amador Water is in big debt. Forty Million Dollars they owe! Don't think Amador Water can afford, to drill us all new wells, and would they produce anyway? Who knows, after 140 years of canal recharge ?