EAST PORTERVILLE (KCBS)— The effects of the drought continue to be felt by Californians as lakes and rivers dry up statewide. For residents of the Central Valley community of East Porterville, many of whom use private wells as their source of water, the situation is decidedly dire.
It’s the worst-case drought scenario. When you turn on the faucet, nothing comes out.
“In this particular community, the wells are running dry,” said Denise England, a senior administrative analyst with the Tulare County Water Resources Department.
She said the wells are 50 years or older, and that they’re very shallow.