Has your household water supply gone dry?
Report it here to inform state and local agencies on drought impacts
Report your household water shortage
This site is for Californians experiencing problems with their private (self-managed) household water supply (not for residents served by a public water system already regulated by the State). Report your water supply shortage in a few easy steps and find available resources.
Tracking Dry Wells in CA
Updated October 22, 2021
1% decrease (previous 30 days)
926% increase (from last year)
How is this information going to be used?
This information is intended to inform state and local agencies on drought impacts on household water supplies. The Household Water Supply Shortage Reporting System was first created as part of our emergency response efforts to previous droughts, and we are continuing to gather information relating to shortages of household water from private well or surface water sources. Collection of data is not to be construed as application for local, state or federal assistance. Individuals interested in assistance will be directed toward appropriate resources.
Data Collection Entails:
- Contact information for a household experiencing water shortage
- Water shortage issue and location
- Well log data (optional)
- Reporting agency or local government information