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Drought fears in Wine Country force drastic actions

August 26, 2014

Luckily for impacted growers, Healdsburg's program came online this year, providing roughly a dozen vineyards like Rued's free reclaimed water either via truck or through a pipeline where a direct connection can be tapped. The program, intended to offset the use of potable water and irrigate up to 25,000 acres in the Alexander, Dry Creek and upper Russian River valleys, is forecast to use 43 million gallons of treated wastewater per season, according to city data.