Yuba County and the vast majority of California are currently experiencing historic levels of drought. A drought is a period of drier-than-normal conditions resulting in water shortages.
Despite the current conditions, Yuba County is in a better position than many other parts of the state because of the availability of groundwater in our region. Thanks to decades of responsible management by Yuba Water Agency, the cities of Marysville and Wheatland, Yuba County and local farmers, irrigators and water providers, our groundwater levels are in good condition. Our region has also been preparing for drought by investing in infrastructure improvements throughout the county, including through partnerships with the state and others.
Although groundwater will help safeguard some of our water supply this year, we are deeply concerned by the potential of another dry year – or multiple dry years – ahead.
The current drought is already impacting local irrigators and businesses, domestic well owners and the environment. A lack of water could also threaten our ability to fight fire as we face another high-risk wildfire season. That’s why we all must do our part to conserve water.
See (THIS INFORMATION) and visit saveourwater.com or your local water provider online for more tips on how to save water. To report a domestic well going dry, contact the Yuba County Office of Emergency Services at yuba.org or by calling (530) 749-7520. For additional information on dry well reporting, statewide data and financial resources, visit the Department of Water Resources’ webpage, mydrywatersupply.water.ca.gov.
Thank you for doing your part to save water.