Water & Resource Conservation

Butte County's Department of Water and Resource Conservation was formed on July 1, 1999 following many years implementing programs to protect the Butte County water resources.

Our Mission: To manage and conserve water and other resources for the citizens of Butte County.

Conjunctive Use Discussion Presentations

Conjunctive Use: Let's Have a Frank Discussion

February 22, 2013

Butte County hydrology and current conditions
Christina Buck, Water Resources Scientist, Butte County Water and Resource Conservation

Northern Sacramento Valley hydrology and current conditions
Dan McManus, Hydrogeologies, California Department of Water Resources Northern Region

Statewide hydrology and planning
Mark S. Nordberg P.G, Water Resources Engineer, California Department of Water Resources

Example of a local conjunctive use program that supports groundwater sustainability
Allan Fulton, University of California Extension, Tehama County

Presentation of a larger scale conjunctive use program supporting groundwater banking
Jon Parker, General Manager, Kern Water Bank Authority

Associated legal constraints of conjunctive use programs
Andy Hitchings, Somach, Simmons & Dunn



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Water & Resource Conservation
Phone:    530.538.4343
Fax:          530.538.3807

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 Location and Hours

Water & Resource Conservation
308 Nelson Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Excludes Holidays


Water Commission Meeting
Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 1:30pm
Board Chambers
25 County Center Drive, Oroville, CA

Water Commission Meeting
Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 1:30pm
Board Chambers
25 County Center Drive, Oroville, CA