From the San Luis Obispo Tribune:
“Alice White was 6 when her family moved onto 38 rented acres in Shandon. That was 1939, and water on the property was abundant. It flowed naturally from an artesian well. It needed no pump.
“Contrast that with the story about rapidly declining water levels in the Paso Robles groundwater basin, which lies under most of the North County including Shandon. Maps that accompanied the story showed that between 1997 and 2013 underground water levels near Shandon dropped in some places by more than 70 feet.”