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Week of March 7, 2016

1,545 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 127 from previous report) as of March 8, 2016
Current Active Well Failures: 709 (a decrease of 142 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 594 (an increase of 3 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 242 (an increase of 12 from previous report)

  • As of February 26, 2016, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,612 qualified households (no report this week)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 735 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 1 from previous report), with 9 applications pending approval
  • As of March 4, 2016, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,823 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 28 from previous report) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 330 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought (no change from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 4,595 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 177 from previous report)
  • As of March 6, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 230,712 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 1,518 from previous report)