Drought Effects Status Updates

935 Reported Private Well Failures (decrease of 3 from previous report) as of February 23, 2015

  • As of February 20, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 522 qualified households (an increase of 7 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 328 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 4 from previous report), with 28 applications pending
  • As of February 19, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 2,228 drilling permits for wells (increase of 56 from previous report, corrected)
  • As of February 23, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 101,831 drought related food relief packages (increase of 1,778 from previous report)