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Glenn County supervisors unanimously pause drilling of new AG wells

The Glenn County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to put a pause on the drilling of new AG wells while water in the county is scarce.

Posted: Jun 22, 2021 11:42 AM
Updated: Jun 23, 2021 5:43 AM

GLENN COUNTY, Calif. - Today the Glenn County Board of Supervisors approved a moratorium that puts a pause on the drilling of new AG wells.

Supervisor Grant Carmon said the vote was unanimous.

Residents in the county limits cannot drill but are still allowed to repair, replace or destroy an existing well.

The interim ordinance says new wells and the expansion of wells will further dilute the scarce groundwater supplies that are shared among users.

RELATED: Dozens of Orland wells have already dried up

In a staff report, the county said the rainfall has been far below average in the past two years.

The ordinance takes effect immediately and will expire in 45 days unless it is extended.

The full moratorium ordinance can be found below.

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