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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
By Pauline Bartolone, Capital Public Radio. Californians are becoming more reliant on underground water during the drought. But policymakers and environmental groups agree better management of the resource is needed.
By John Sutter, CNN. Embarking on a project about the San Joquin River, Columnist John Sutter visits CWC to learn how and why water matters to our communities.