Calif. Wells Will Go Dry This Summer. ‘Alarm Bells Sounding’ In Valley

"Thousands of wells that bring water to San Joaquin Valley homes are at risk of drying up this summer, leaving families without running water for drinking, cleaning and bathing.

While no one knows the extent of the threat from this second year of drought conditions, Jonathan Nelson with the Community Water Center says “the alarm bells are sounding.”

Homes, farms and entire communities that rely on shallow wells as their only source of water are vulnerable to declining groundwater levels from dry conditions and agricultural pumping."

Monica Vaughan reports for the Fresno Bee April 22, 2021.

Source: Fresno Bee, 04/23/2021