Glenn County approves 6-month moratorium on water wells

Aug 18, 2015 3:39 PM by News Staff

Residents and farmers alike will no longer be able to request new water well permits, following a Glenn County Board of Supervisors vote to approve a six month water well moratorium.

The moratorium, effective immediately, prohibits the drilling of new wells in Glenn County for the next six months.

Tuesday’s vote followed arguments from several farmers who indicated that the moratorium could hurt their agriculture businesses. While supporters point to other California counties that have seen their land dry up, and believe the moratorium will help keep Glenn County’s water flowing.

Glenn County supervisors say the six month period will give officials a chance to review water wells around the county, and determine the impacts new wells have on the local environment.

Action News Now Reporter Vanessa Vasconcelos was at today’s meeting and will have an in-depth report tonight at 5 and 6 p.m.

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