Tulare County occupies 4,839 square miles in South San Joaquin Valley. It is bounded on the north by Fresno, to the west by Kings, and to the south by Kern. Tulare, Kern, Kings, and Fresno comprise 4 of the 5 counties referred to collectively as “South San Joaquin Valley.” Madera, on the northern border of Fresno, is the fifth.
Building the Path to Drought Resilience
The 2012 drought is not yet over for Tulare County - even though Water Year 2017 received more than “normal” precipitation, one wet year cannot make up for multiple dry years.