Timely article in New Times
"Traditionally, local groundwater users have kept information about
their pumping rates close to the chest. Under California law,
landowners have a right to unlimited use of the underlying water,
without any monitoring requirements or other government intervention.
That makes the area vulnerable to a “Tragedy of the Commons” situation,
where what belongs to all is cared for by none."
"In the rural residential areas east of Paso Robles, however, no one