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Drought Relief

If you're out of water or impacted by the drought, resources are available. CWC can connect you with options for bottled water delivery, storage tanks, and funding for well drilling. CWC is working to leverage more resources for immediate and lasting solutions. Please call our Visalia office at 559-733-0219 if you would like to discuss drought relief options.

Drought Relief Resources Guide available here in English and Spanish.

Wherever you live in the San Joaquin Valley, a good first step is contacting your county's Health Department or Office of Emergency Services. See below for contact information:

County of Tulare
United Way
Office: 211

County of Kern
Environmental Health Division
Amy Rutledge
Office: 661-862-8776 
Email: Rutledgea@co.kern.ca.us 

County of Kings
Office of Emergency Management
Michelle Speer
Office: 559-852-2883
Email: Michelle.Speer@co.kings.ca.us

County of Fresno
Office of Emergency Services 
Ken Austin
Office: 559-600-4065
Email: Kaustin@co.fresno.ca.us

County of Madera
Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services
Janet Stanovich
Office: 559-675-7770 
Email: jstanovich@madera-county.com

County of Merced
Merced County Emergency Water Program Hotline 
209-726-2705
Office of Emergency Services
Jeremy Rahn
Office: 209-385-7348
Email: Jeremy.rahn@fire.ca.gov

 

Please call our Visalia office at 559-733-0219 if you would like to discuss drought relief options.

If you do not live in the San Joaquin Valley, a good first step is still to contact your local county's Health Department or Office of Emergency Services. Most contact information can be found on your county's website. 

 

Read the Drought Resources Section on the State Drought Page for the most recent drought updates:  http://drought.ca.gov/

Find out where California wells are going dry: https://mydrywatersupply.water.ca.gov/report/publicpage

 

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