Water years 2012 and 2013 were dry statewide. With 2014 off to a record dry start, Governor Brown took swift action on January 17, 2014 to declare a State of Emergency that will address growing water, agricultural, and economic concerns around the State due to extreme drought conditions. Droughts are a natural disaster and surviving any natural disaster requires planning and preparation. Information contained in this site is designed to help you prepare and respond.
As dry conditions continue throughout California and Butte County, conservation of water for all purposes is increasingly important. Spring storms brought rain, but the precipitation was not enough to bring us even close to average water conditions for this time of year. See the daily reservoir storage summary.
A number of agencies are tracking the drought, water conditions, impacts, and available resources to help municipalities, households, and farmers.
To find your water district, enter your address and click search.
The Butte County Board of Supervisors adopted the Butte County Drought Preparedness and Mitigation Plan (Drought Plan) to protect the County from the effects of a drought and prepare appropriate responses. View Drought Preparedness Plan.
The County’s Drought Plan establishes the Drought Task Force (DTF) to monitor hydrologic conditions throughout the water year and report the findings to the Water Commission and the Board of Supervisors annually in non-drought situations and biannually, quarterly, or monthly as a drought progresses.
The Drought Task force is comprised of various Department Directors and others in the County.
Stay connected with drought information by following these Twitter accounts.
Visit the Save Our Water website for more tips on saving water at home.