Drought conditions have gotten so bad in California that in some places, turning on the tap and having nothing come out is commonplace.
The lack of running water has especially plagued the little farming town of East Porterville in the San Joaquin Valley, leaving scores of homes without working wells.
Valley Public Radio's Ezra David Romero visited the community and found a dry river, dry wells, and people whose basic needs are threatened.
- Ezra David Romero, reporter for Valley Public Radio. He tweets @ezraromero. His story is part of the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship, a program of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism.
This segment aired on October 13, 2014.