Posted by: Jan | June 29, 2015

Wells Drying Up


Central Valley Wells Drying Up – why aren’t we restoring the Tulare Lake Basin?

In the Central Valley, the rate of drinking well failures is rising again.

In the last three weeks, residents of Tulare County reported 105 well failures. Tulare, a farm county the size of Connecticut, is the center of the state’s drinking water crisis.

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But, we ask, is there anything that can be done? Because currently, there’s nothing to recharge the wells, ever since the early cotton farmers dried up the Tulare Lake Basin.

Proponents of the Tulare Lake Basin Restoration Project say restoring even part of the old lake would, in wet years, recharge the Central Valley wells. Why isn’t it on-the-list? Probably because the richest farmer in California has his cotton fields there.

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