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.

Water Conditions

Current Hydrologic Conditions and Precipitation Data

The following links provide access to data on current conditions in the north state and statewide. 

Local Groundwater Conditions

Please visit: https://www.buttecounty.net/waterresourceconservation/groundwaterlevels

Groundwater levels tend to fluctuate seasonally, and over the long-term, in response to local groundwater use and precipitation trends. Understanding the magnitude of groundwater fluctuation and current conditions is important when identifying whether groundwater levels in your well may drop below the level of the pump. 

Groundwater is complicated because local geology is complicated. The depth of the well and where it is screened influences the groundwater levels observed in the well. Monitoring well data cannot for sure indicate whether you will have a problem with your well or not. Nevertheless, this data provides valuable information for gauging risk and baseline data to identify general trends and magnitude of changes observed in different parts of the county.

Additional Monitoring for the Drought

Please see: https://wwwbuttecounty.net/waterresourceconservation/buttecountydroughtinformation

For assistance with interpreting the groundwater level information, contact Kelly Peterson, Water Resources Scientist at 530.552.3588.





 Location and Hours

Water & Resource Conservation
308 Nelson Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965

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

Excludes Holidays


Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

July 28, 2021, 9:00am
In person only
3 County Center Drive, Oroville
Human Resources Training Room

Water Commission Meeting
August 4, 2021

Water Commission Meeting
September 1, 2021

 Contact Water

Water & Resource Conservation
Phone:    530.552.3595
Fax:          530.538.3807

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