- Associated Press - Monday, February 10, 2014

WILLITS, Calif. (AP) - California public health officials approved emergency funding for the town of Willits in Mendocino County after the city’s water supply dwindled dangerously low.

The California Department of Public Health on Monday said it approved $250,000 to help Willits install an emergency water pipe and other equipment that will allow it to tap into two ground water wells within city limits.

Willits was identified as one of 17 places in California with imperiled water supplies due to the drought.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation are also providing hand crews and equipment to help get the water system up and running.