Monday August 15, 2022

Chico Enterprise-Record

As summer begins to wind down, the dry weather that has plagued California this year continues, leading to a number of new drought-related issues.

Over the course of the past 30 days, 11 new dry well reports in Butte County have been sent to the California Department of Water Resources. That comes out to 39 in the past year and 98 total.

Additionally, Glenn County has seen 105 total dry well reports and Tehama County has reported 229, according to data from DWR.

Interactive maps provided by DWR show that the majority of dry wells in the tri-county region center around where the three counties meet, particularly on the northeastern section of Glenn County surrounding Orland and the southern-central portion of Tehama County.

Butte County has dry wells spread throughout, however.

With funding from the state, counties have begun putting mitigations in place for those facing water insecurity.

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