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 overal 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:
- Drought Effects Status Updates
- National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
- California's Drought Website
- Proclamation of a Local Emergency Due to Drought in Tulare County
- California Drought State of Emergency (Proclamation)
In Need of Assistance?
If you have been affected by the drought, and are in need of assistance, please check the following pages for information and resources:
- Household Bottled Water Program
- State of California's Drought Assistance Brochure
- Assistance for Individuals
- Assistance for Businesses
- Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers
- Assistance for Water Systems
- Service Providers