By Haya El Nasser, Al Jazeera America. The only sign of life sprouting out of a vast expanse of land in this unincorporated corner of Tulare County is a large drilling rig and two trucks laden with 1,000-foot-long drill pipes.
CWC advocates were brought into last-minute negotiations with the Governor’s office to ensure the new $7.5-billion bond would target resources to communities that lack access to clean, safe and affordable drinking water.
By Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News. In what would be the most significant water law passed in California in nearly 50 years, lawmakers in Sacramento are working with Gov. Jerry Brown to regulate groundwater pumping for the first time.
By David Castellon, Visalia Times-Delta. The CA Water Resources Control Board has awarded two grants totaling $1.5 million to buy bottled water for disadvantaged Tulare County schools with bad water quality or limited water access.
By Gene Haagenson, ABC 30, KFSN-Fresno. The Tulare County community of Seville has suffered with water problems for years, but relief arrived this week with a well drilling rig.
By Teresa Douglass, Visalia Times-Delta. Last-minute deal between Tulare County and the State of California gets a new well for Seville and provides water for 120 households.
By David Castellon, Visalia Times-Delta. Residents in Monson said they've heard of at least eight homes with wells that have run dry. Those residents who haven't lost water are worried their wells will fail soon as the drought worsens.
By Mark Grossi, Fresno Bee. Stratford is part of a 2,000-square-mile area in the Valley where the landscape has sunk many feed in the last several decades. The ground sinks naturally in the Valley, but not that fast.
KSEE 24 News. Seville's well is old, water pressure constantly drops, and the water is known to contain high levels of nitrates. On Thursday, the County shut down Seville's pump to being making improvements.