Grape growers hard-pressed for water

Our local area has less agriculture affected by the drought than California’s Central Valley, but the dry conditions are still a big concern to grape growers in the Santa Monica Mountains.
As the drought continues, the stress upon the wine grape increases. This year’s record drought will significantly impact next year’s harvest, wine experts say.
“There will be greater uncertainty this year, and chances are increased that there will be a lighter crop,” said a...

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