Welcome to Butte County

Butte County is a place of natural beauty with countless opportunities for recreation in both rural and urban environments. Many Butte County residents live in one of the five incorporated towns or cities: Biggs, Chico, Gridley, Oroville or Paradise. Butte County government provides services to residents through 23 diverse departments. Services include elections, road maintenance, public safety, solid waste disposal, and health and human services to name a few.

News and Announcements

Butte County Agencies Hold Emergency Response Exercise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
Contact: John Gulserian, 530.538.7373
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Oroville, CA - A functional exercise simulating a hazardous material incident in Butte County will be held March 11, 2015. The exercise, sponsored by the Butte County Office of Emergency Management, the City of Chico and the Butte County Training Officers Association, provides participants with an opportunity to assess capabilities, plans, policies, and procedures. The exercise will focus on decision making, coordination, and integration with multiple organizations during a multi-agency response. 

“Exercises are a good way to bring together the agencies and people who would normally respond to an emergency in Butte County,” said John Gulserian, Butte County Emergency Services Officer. “Participants get to practice in a low-stress environment so they can focus on emergency response processes and build their skills. 

The functional exercise will include participants from: the City of Chico, the County of Butte, CALFIRE / Butte County Fire, Salvation Army, Red Cross, Butte County 2-1-1, Union Pacific Railroad and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

Monday, March 09, 2015 /Number of views (418) /Categories: News and Announcements

Reporting Well Problems Due to the Drought

News Release
Contact: Dr. Christina Buck 538-4343

Oroville, CA – July 16, 2014. Butte County is receiving a number of calls regarding household wells in Durham, outskirts of Chico, and in foothill areas that are no longer producing water, or ‘going dry’. This occurs when the groundwater level falls below the level of the pump or the bottom of the well. The Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation would like to hear from people who are experiencing problems with their private household or agricultural production wells due to the drought. Although the County cannot solve individual well problems, documenting the problems helps in our drought assessment efforts and understanding groundwater basin conditions. Well problems could include wells that have ‘gone dry’ (are no longer producing water), wells that are producing water sporadically, wells with increased sand or sediment, or reduced water pressure. A voluntary online form is available for reporting problems, http://goo.gl/fTTtHk.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 /Number of views (6152) /Categories: News and Announcements