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While Tulare County is still quenching for more rain, the recent storm has meteorologists calling overnight rainfall totals "impressive". The totals will continue to add up as showers hit the Valley ... Most of Tulare County falls under the sever drought category. The rest falls in the moderate drought category.
A cold front that drove down the mercury this week also brought snow to the Tulare County foothills around SCICON overnight Thursday and into Friday morning. Students woke up to a ... More: Too soon to say drought? Locals remain ... More: Jim Vidak won't run for Tulare County superintendent in 2018.

California Ag Today recently spoke with Paul Hendrix, manager of the Mid-Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA), about the members they serve and how unique the GSA is. “The Mid-Kaweah GSA has got three members: the Tulare Irrigation District with large surface supplies and the two ...
They cited in particular East Porterville, an unincorporated area of Tulare County, where hundreds of wells went dry and people were forced to flush toilets with buckets of dirty water during the recent years-long drought. The congressman's efforts led to the building of a communal shower and to the ...
It's not looking like rain is in the forecast and that concerns locals that a dry spell will last into spring putting the Valley— and the majority of California— in another drought. Tulare County residents are holding onto hope that Mother Nature will bring a few storms to the area putting snow in the mountains and ...
Hundreds of residential wells in the small, unincorporated community of East Porterville in Tulare County became dry or contaminated during California's recent five-year drought. Homes without access to safe potable water received deliveries of tanked water and bottled water. At a monthly price tag of ...

They cited in particular East Porterville, an unincorporated area of Tulare County, where hundreds of wells went dry and people were forced to flush toilets with buckets of dirty water during the recent years-long drought. The congressman's efforts led to the building of a communal shower, he said, and water ...
The county has entered into a three-way partnership with the community services districts in Sultana and Orosi, forming the North Tulare County Regional Water Alliance. The county will represent Seville and Yettem in the partnership. The county will also represent Monson until it joins the Sultana ...
TULARE COUNTY – Curdled milk prices and a drought hangover dragged Tulare County out of California's top spot of agriculture producing counties for the first time in four years. Tulare County agriculture commissioner Marilyn Kinoshita delivered the souring news to the Tulare County Board of ...
Newsom briefly told The Bee he is “very familiar with water issues,” noting the area's looming drought forecasts. “That is not lost on me, that this is ... Representatives from the Tulare County and Porterville Democratic clubs presented him with endorsements during the event. At one point, Newsom asked the ...
Hundreds of residential wells in the small, unincorporated community of East Porterville in Tulare County became dry or contaminated during California's recent five-year drought. Homes without access to safe potable water received deliveries of tanked water and bottled water. At a monthly price tag of ...
They cited in particular East Porterville, an unincorporated area of Tulare County, where hundreds of wells went dry and people were forced to flush toilets with buckets of dirty water during the recent years-long drought. The congressman's efforts led to the building of a communal shower, he said, and water ...
In light of the drought, some called for Boswell to scrap its plans. Among the opposition was Laurie Schwaller, a resident of Three Rivers in the Tulare County foothills, who contributed to a website that opposed Yokohl Ranch. She said she was happy about Thursday's news, noting that the proposed ...
Property owner and developer JG Boswell Company notified Tulare County officials he would withdraw the application for the controversial 10,000 home foothill ... Both may have been impacted by fears of drought and the competition for water as the Valley faces a continuing uncertain rain forecast. A new ...
Building drought resilience in Tulare County: California's five-year drought left Tulare County particularly vulnerable. Hundreds of households in the unincorporated community of East Porterville lost access to safe drinking water as shallow wells went dry or became contaminated. The State Water ...
“First and foremost the county is strong, possessing great strength in its human and physical capital,” said Tulare County Board of Supervisors Chair Steven ... Such a plan would include guidelines and policies setting forth principles of aesthetic beauty accomplished with drought-resistant landscaping, and ...
A new water well is drilled in an almond orchard in Tulare County in November 2014. During California's severe drought, a record number of well-drilling permits were granted as farmers and others struggled to keep up with shrinking groundwater levels. Citizens of the Planet/Education Images/UIG via ...

Tulare County Supervisor Steve Worthley said Tuesday that the key to facing challenges in 2018 is cooperation. The list of ... Tulare County is obligated to pay down the unfunded liability and interest charges at a 7.25 percent annual rate. In the form of a ... He wants drought-tolerant designs. “Removing ...
A new water well is drilled in an almond orchard in Tulare County in November 2014. During California's severe drought, a record number of well-drilling permits were granted as farmers and others struggled to keep up with shrinking groundwater levels. Citizens of the Planet/Education Images/UIG via ...
According to state officials, there are roughly 129 million dead trees in California because of drought and bark beetles— 25.2 million of those trees are in Tulare County. The dead trees can be a hazard to residents, visitors and infrastructure in the central and southern Sierra Nevada, park officials said.
However, a five-inch drop within the past year in southern Tulare County is troublesome as it caused a 60 percent reduction in deliveries to districts along the lower ... The sealing project was borne out of a six-foot raise in the canal banks after the 1977 drought caused significant subsidence in the region.
The move pushed Tulare County into the second spot, leaving former farm powerhouse Fresno County in the No. 3 spot. We talked about that too during the year as the move can be partially traced to the proliferation of tree nuts in Kern County. It was announced earlier in 2017 that California now has over ...
The county has entered into a three-way partnership with the community services districts in Sultana and Orosi, forming the North Tulare County Regional Water Alliance. The county will represent Seville and Yettem in the partnership. The county will also represent Monson until it joins the Sultana ...
Recent storms are filling reservoirs across the state and the ample snowpack could bring a steady flow of runoff later this year, but even still Lund says areas like Tulare County are in a predicament due to over pumping of groundwater which could take years to build up again. Lund says that means no ...
They cited in particular East Porterville, an unincorporated area of Tulare County, where hundreds of wells went dry and people were forced to flush toilets with buckets of dirty water during the recent years-long drought. The congressman's efforts led to the building of a communal shower and to the ...
It's not looking like rain is in the forecast and that concerns locals that a dry spell will last into spring putting the Valley— and the majority of California— in another drought. Tulare County residents are holding onto hope that Mother Nature will bring a few storms to the area putting snow in the mountains and ...
Kuyler Crocker is acutely aware of this, being both a citrus farmer and a supervisor in Tulare County, where sales of oranges, lemons and other fresh citrus were tops in the nation last year, totaling more than $1.3 billion. So its not surprising he put forth earlier this month a proposal for his county to set aside ...
At the height of our state's historic drought in 2014, more than two thirds of California voters cast their ballots in favor of Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion water bond ... Fresno County, Kings County, Tulare County (and numerous cities within the counties), the Alta Irrigation District, Consolidated Irrigation District, ...
This June 25, 2017, photo released by the Tulare County Sheriff's Office and taken by an unmanned aerial vehicle, shows floodwaters from the Kings River surrounding homes at the Kings ... Over five years of drought, the aqueduct carried very little water to L.A., but the last winter's snows changed that.
Pictured left to right is Tulare County Supervisor Steve Worthley, Monson resident Lazara 'LaLa' Luengas and Sultana Community Services District ... “We're proud to be part of the team that is helping deliver safe and reliable drinking water to a community that has been struggling due to the drought,” said ...
Joey Airosa, a dairy farmer in Tulare County, urged federal action to expand water supplies to avoid what happened in the recent drought, ...
Last year in Tulare County, 78,800 acres of harvested navels ... The drought continues to impact the citrus industry as less acres are in ...
Tulare will become the latest local city to install above-ground water storage tanks to boost municipal delivery service, joining Visalia, Dinuba, ...
“Most importantly, this suppression tactic keeps the firefighters safe from standing dead trees (snags) from previous fires and drought caused ...
If built, the water treatment plant would be a big improvement and provide for easy access to Dinuba, north Tulare County's largest city.
Managing trees in the Tulare County mountains goes beyond a simple visual ... The combination of drought and bark beetle infestation have ...
TULARE COUNTY – Curdled milk prices and a drought hangover dragged Tulare County out of California's top spot of agriculture producing ...
“We distributed approximately 9,000 boxes a month throughout Tulare County so it was very helpful for a lot of families during the drought,” ...
... began their rise to never-before seen values, moving Tulare County ... for several years because of the drought and hyped concerns over fish ...
Local producers also dealt with drought, said Tricia Stever Blatter, executive director of the Tulare County Farm Bureau. “We always are ...
In fact, according to Tricia Stever-Blattler of the Tulare County Farm ... to the drought, there are conflicting theories regarding the upcoming year.
... are being asked by Tulare County residents to reject the recommendation. ... impacts, most notably for Tulare County in the ongoing drought.
Now the state says it won't fund drought assistance programs past June. Tulare County is still seeing drought impacts and to continue drought ...
Jerry Brown recently lifted his emergency drought declaration for all of ... Tulare County's deputy administrator, Eric Coyne, says that funding ...
For Lockman, who's the emergency services manager for Tulare county in California's Central Valley, monitoring the flooding is an exercise in ...
Although portions of Tulare County are classified as being in a “moderate drought”, the storms this week could reduce or eliminate that ...
The community of East Porteriville in Tulare County was perhaps the ... And in Northern California there are signs that the drought may be ...
“Even though we were in a drought and now we are out of a drought, we still have ... More: Waterwise: Loans offered for farmers hit by drought.
The mandatory evacuations put in place by Tulare County included ... areas hard hit by the recent drought and impacted by dead or dying trees.
Santoyo said, “It was proven to be a problem when we had the five-year drought and the Valley had to exercise its groundwater pumping, which ...


 

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