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.
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.