Butte County declares drought 'emergency'

Jul 22, 2015 2:50 PM by News Staff

Butte County officials have responded to an increase in dry wells by declaring a local emergency.

The proclamation was executed by the County Chief Administrative Officer Paul Hahn and is expected to be ratified by the Butte County Board of Supervisors next Tuesday.

Proclaiming a local emergency due to the drought allows the county to access more resources to better assist residents with dry wells.

The full level of assistance for residential well owners whose wells have gone dry still remains to be determined.

In a news release Wednesday, county officials said they are focused on helping residential well owners whose wells are dry or not producing adequate water get access to water.

Residential well owners in need of water can visit several locations throughout Butte County. A full list of those locations is available here.

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