California is in the middle of one of the most severe droughts in recorded state history. In response to forecasted drought conditions through 2015, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors proclaimed a state of local emergency on February 4, 2014, following Governor Brown's State of Emergency proclamation of January 17, 2014. The County Board of Supervisors called for state legislators to place a water bond on a future ballot, and formed an ad hoc committee to address future water advocacy strategy.
Tulare County's Office of Emergency Services (OES) program has been tasked with the overall coordination of the County's responses to this drought emergency, and maintains this website for the purpose of distributing and collecting information, and for publishing a list of resources that may help provide a degree of relief to families that have been affected by the drought.
If your home has a private well that has failed, please call 2-1-1, or (559) 624-7495.
For more information regarding the state of this drought, please see the links below:
If you have been affected by the drought, and are in need of assistance, please check the following pages for information and resources: