Water use a concern as Graton Rancheria casino approaches

With an opening date set for the casino owned by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, neighbors are being trained to monitor water levels in wells near the facility.

The $800 million Graton Resort and Casino is due to open November 1. The facility will use more than 7,000 acre feet of water over the next 13 years, RohnertPark-Cotati Patch reported.

To address water issues, the tribe is paying the Sotoyome Resource Conservation District $126,035 to test water levels in wells. The district will be training residents to monitor water in their own wells.

The tribe has agreed to compensate property owners if their wells become unusable within three years of the casino opening.

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Group to Train Residents Living Near Casino to Monitor Own Wells (RohnertPark-Cotati Patch 5/29)

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