Valley wells already going dry as drought settles in

May 27, 2021
Jesse Vad, SJV Water reporting intern
by Jesse Vad, SJV Water reporting intern
Brian Jones of Jones Construction installs a water tank in the Tombstone community in Fresno County. Photo courtesy of Self-Help Enterprises.
Jesse Vad, SJV Water reporting intern
Jesse Vad, SJV Water reporting intern

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Dry wells are starting to crop up throughout California’s San Joaquin Valley as the 2021 drought digs in. And as the parched state barrels toward summer, the risk of more wells going dry is increasing.

For some, that possibility is already a scary reality.

Misty Vasquez was at work in December, when her husband called to tell her there was no water pressure at the house. The family had relied on the same private well

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