GroundWaterZero began with a trip to East Porterville during the summer of 2015. I went with a friend who put together a story for Buzzfeed on the drought. We went right to the Tulare County Drought Center off Leggett Avenue (the line of demarcation for the area where wells are failing in East Porterville). But what was most compelling was the drive through the neighborhood streets of unincorporated East Porterville that much of the media was referring to the ‘epicenter of the drought’ 




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