FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2021
Paul Simmons, KWUA Executive Director and Counsel
PUBLIC ADVISORY: REPORT DRY DOMESTIC WELLS
A number of residents have experienced domestic wells going dry this summer. In many instances, the unavailability of water for irrigation has resulted in a lack of canal water that replenishes private wells in a normal year.
County, state, and federal governments, along with leaders in the agricultural community, are working to bring resources and assistance to affected residents who need water for household and property needs.
IF YOU ARE HAVING A PROBLEM WITH A DRY OR INTERMITTENT DOMESTIC WELL, PLEASE CONTACT:
In Klamath County, the Klamath County Watermaster Office. For wells in Klamath County, please report online if possible:
- The phone number is 541-883-4182
In the Tulelake / Newell areas in California (Siskiyou and Modoc Counties), contactTulelake Irrigation District, at 530-667-2249.
INFORMATION TO HAVE AVAILABLE:
- Well location
- Any well log information
- Depth of the well, at bottom or to pump; whether pump could be lowered
- Is well totally dry, or intermittent / unreliable