Drought Effects Status Updates

962 Reported Private Well Failures (increase of 9 from previous report) as of March 16, 2015

  • As of March 13, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 567 qualified households (an increase of 26 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 357 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 10 from previous report), with 13 applications pending
  • As of March 12, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 2,362 drilling permits for wells (increase of 39 from previous report, corrected)
  • As of March 18, 2015, the Workforce Investment Board reports that 274 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought (increase of 2 from previous report)
  • As of March 2, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 111,345 drought related food relief packages (increase of 3,710 from previous report)