Glenn County drought task force searching for dry wells

Sep 5, 2014 5:46 PM by News Staff

At the urging of the Governor's Office, Glenn County has formed a Drought Task Force that will work to identify locations within the county that are suffering from extreme drought.

According to a news release from the Sheriff's Office, Glenn County is an area of exceptional drought and residents are continually finding their wells dry. Due to the limited state funding available for those affected, the Governor's office has asked local agencies to identify where domestic wells are having problems.

County Water coordinator Lisa Hunter says they have received eleven calls of wells having issues or going dry, and says they are aware of 26 more with issues.

Officials say the information they gather will be forwarded to the state, but will be kept confidential and used only to mitigate the drought's impacts.

In Orland city officials say they're ready to sell water to Glenn County residents. The going rate for water, $10 per fill up and an additional $2.06 for a thousand gallons.

If you find yourself with a dry or failing well contact the Glenn County Sheriff's Office at (530) 934-6441 or the Glenn County Department of Agriculture at (530) 934-6501.


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