Dry Wells: Butte County ranked sixth worst in California

Sep 3, 2015 9:23 PM

Well into a fourth year of drought a new report shows Butte County is one of the worst areas in the state when it comes to dry wells.

Everyone is feeling the impact of drought conditions. Millions of Californians are being urged to take shorter showers, flush toilettes less often and let their lawns turn brown.
It's dramatically worse for well owners.

State household water supply shortages were tallied from July of 2014 to August 2015. Tulare County tops the list with close to 1,500.
Throughout the state only 5 other counties came in higher than Butte County.
At 70 reported dry wells, Butte County has more than Tehama, Shasta and Glenn Counties combined.

Emergency water filling stations are available in Chico on Tuesdays and Saturdays by appointment only.


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