Groundwater Classification Areas in Sonoma County key to Country Property Possibilities

filed under: Country Property posted on May 4th, 2012

As part of our Wine Country and Horses Country Property Series we are looking at water sources for country properties. One of the important things to know about your country property is which groundwater classification ares it is in. They range from water rich Zone 1 to very water scarce Zone 4. Sonoma County is huge but LARGE areas of it don’t have adequate water to support development, which is why you see so much rugged and lightly occupied wild terrain to the west of Healdsburg for example.

In Sebastopol you can go from one street to the next, one ridge to the next, and go from a reasonable Zone 2 to a Zone 3 area. Much of the Santa Rosa plain is water rich Zone 1. Take a look at the map below.

Sonoma County Water Zones range from 1 (Rich) to 4 (Scarce)

Sonoma County Water Zones range from 1 (Rich) to 4 (Scarce)

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