Drought Effects Status Updates

887 Reported Private Well Failures (increase of 28 from previous report) as of December 18, 2014

  • As of December 12, 2014, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 446 qualified households (an increase of 7 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 256 clientele that have been affected by the drought (increase of 12 from previous report), with 8 applications pending
  • As of December 5, 2014,Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 1,805 drilling permits for wells (increase of 29 from previous report)
  • The Workforce Investment Board reports that 269 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought since March, 2014 (no change from previous report)
  • FoodLink has distributed 83,966 drought related food relief packages (increase of 3,859 from previous report)
In observation of the upcoming holiday, there will be no
Drought Effects Status Update for the Week of December 22, 2014