On Friday, April 7, 2017, Governor Edmund G. Brown issued an executive order ending the drought emergency in all but a few California counties. This came about 27 months after he declared a state of drought emergency for California on January 17, 2014. At that point, the state was headed into its fourth straight year of drought. Private wells were drying up, trees were dying, as was ground water. It was going to take the combined efforts of all Californians to change the way we behaved to save our water, and make sure we had enough for tomorrow. It was also going to take an unprecedented level of cooperation and leadership from local, state, federal, private and non-governmental agencies to respond effectively to the mounting problems resulting from the drought, and change the direction California … continue reading »
It can easily be said that the area hardest hit by the drought is the Tulare County community of East Porterville. The severe California drought left many homes without water and relying on emergency water deliveries for the last few years. That will soon change for many in this drought-stricken community.
Today was an especially important day for the Ramirez family as running water flowed in their East Porterville home for the first time in years. They are the first of many East Porterville families connecting to a new, sustainable and permanent water source, and ending their need for emergency water.
This new source of water is known as the East … continue reading »
La sequía ha afectado muchas partes del estado, especialmente en la ciudad de East Porterville. Varios organizaciones se reunieron en una feria de recursos para dar información y ayuda a los residentes afectados por la sequía. El Departmento de Recursos de Aqua y la Junta Estatal de Recursos de Agua estubieron presentes en la feria.
La agencia Community Services Employment Training (CSET) organizo la feria y los residentes se llevaron información en inglés y español que les ayudara con las condiciones que la sequía ha presentado.
Agencias del estado, locales, y de la comunidad, tal como Cal OES, siguen colaborando para desarrollar soluciones para la sequía y pozos secos en East Porterville.
Para information sobre el proyecto de aqua de East Porterville, visite AQUI.
The town of East Porterville in Tulare County has been one of the communities hardest hit by the drought. Last week, various state, local and community agencies came together at a drought resource fair to offer assistance to residents affected by the drought and dry wells.
Among those at the fair were the California Department of Water Resources and the State Water Resources Control Board who provided information about plans in the works to help the community. The fair was also attended by programs such as the Household Bottled Water Distribution Program, the Household Potable Water Tank Program, the Toilet Replacement Program and more. The drought resource fair was organized by the Tulare County Community Services Employment Training agency.
State agencies, including Cal OES, continue to … continue reading »