Drought Effects Status Updates

898 Reported Private Well Failures (increase of 8 from previous report) as of January 12, 2015

  • As of January 9, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 468 qualified households (an increase of 6 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 281 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 13 from previous report), with 17 applications pending
  • As of January 7, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 1,941 drilling permits for wells (increase of 32 from previous report)
  • As of January 11, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 88,101 drought related food relief packages (increase of 2,930 from previous report)