Drought Effects Status Updates

953 Reported Private Well Failures (increase of 7 from previous report) as of March 10, 2015

  • As of March 5, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 541 qualified households (an increase of 7 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 347 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 5 from previous report), with 9 applications pending
  • As of March 6, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 2,323 drilling permits for wells (increase of 40 from previous report, corrected)
  • As of March 8, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 107,635 drought related food relief packages (increase of 2,158 from previous report)