Domestic Well Outage Resources
Be Prepared for Drought-related Well Outages
It is important to prepare for potential drought-related well problems so you are not caught off-guard. Shallow wells (less than 100 feet) are most at risk especially during the middle of summer (June-August) when groundwater levels are at their lowest. Click on the link below to download our Drought Preparedness Flyer which describes some actions you should take now, and provides local resources for assistance. Click this link to download the 2021 Drought Preparedness Flyer
Report Well Problems: In an effort to assess drought impacts and general groundwater conditions, the Colusa County Water Resources Division (Community Development Department) is compiling information on well problems county-wide. This information will help in our ongoing efforts to gain a better understanding of the local groundwater system. We are gathering information on all well types (domestic, irrigation, other) and all well issues, whether drought-related or mechanical. If you are experiencing issues with your well (ag, domestic or other), please fill out the online Well Reporting Form here by clicking this link: Colusa County Well Outage online Report Form
You can also fill out and email the form by this link: Colusa County Well Outage Report Form Microsoft Word version
June 7, 2021 Press Release: Colusa County Urges Preparedness and Reporting in Early Stages of Drought
General Drought Information:
- NOAA Drought Monitor by County: Colusa County Conditions | Drought.gov
- Where Does My Water Come From?
- My Well Has Gone Dry, What Can I Do?
Resources for Assistance
- California State Water Resources Control Board Programs: Cleanup & Abatement Account | California State Water Resources Control Board
- Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) Household Water Well Loans and Grants: Household Water Well Loans - RCAC
- USDA Drought Assistance