Drought Effects Status Updates

946 Reported Private Well Failures (increase of 11 from previous report) as of March 2, 2015

  • As of February 26, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 534 qualified households (an increase of 12 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 342 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 14 from previous report), with 13 applications pending
  • As of February 26, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 2,283 drilling permits for wells (increase of 55 from previous report, corrected)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 560 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (increase of 21 from previous report)
  • As of March 2, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 105,477 drought related food relief packages (increase of 3,646 from previous report)