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Rural San Joaquin Valley reeling from drought

ON Jul 14, 2014

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.

Tulare County trying to fix the water problem in Seville

ON Jul 10, 2014

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.

County seeking $500,000 to pay for emergency water

ON Jul 09, 2014

By Davis Castellon, Visalia Times-Delta. The drought has triggered increased reports of wells running dry or becoming too contaminated to provide safe water. However, relief could be coming to impacted communities such as Seville, as the County is expected to receive $500,000 in state grant money to purchase bottled water.

Water crisis in Tulare County's Seville trigger state help, short-term fixes

ON Jul 09, 2014

By Mark Grossi, Fresno Bee. Drought and tainted water have nearly shut down people's taps in Seville, which has triggered emergency state funding and temporary fixes that have been elusive for years in Seville.

Private wells drying up in Monson

ON Jul 09, 2014

KSEE 24 News. Private wells are drying up in Tulare County. At least 7 have stopped pumping water in Monson and some people are collecting water in barrels and using it to wash dishes and bathe.

California restricts public access to water well records

ON Jul 07, 2014

Associated Press, San Jose Mercury News. A decades-old law barring the public from viewing records of water wells throughout California is drawing criticism amid the state's drought.

The Public Eye: As drought persists, frustration mounts over secrecy of California's well drilling logs

ON Jul 06, 2014

By Tom Knudson, Sacramento Bee. California's well completion reports, or well logs, are not open to the public, and this lack of accessible and transparent data poses a challenge to understanding the State's groundwater resources.

Press Release: Governor Brown Approves the Drinking Water Program Transfer

ON Jun 30, 2014

Communities and advocates secured a huge victory on June 15, 2014 with Governor Brown signing into law the transfer of California’s Drinking Water Program from the California Department of Public Health to the State Water Resources Control Board.

At last, running water for Tulare County couple

ON Jun 25, 2014

By Mark Grossi, Fresno Bee. It looks like the Fourth of July won't be dry at the Almanza home near Porterville in rural Tulare County. In less than two months after the story of the Almanzas' dry well was published in the Fresno Bee, volunteers have stepped forward and a new well is on the way!

Dried up: Poverty in America's drought lands

ON Jun 15, 2014

By Amy McDonald, Deseret News National. Drought is driving up produce prices nationwide, and among the rising food costs, access to clean water, and growing unemployment, the drought's hardest-hit victims are the country's poor.

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