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.

Drought Impact Analysis Study - Released June 2022

Final Report

As drought conditions continue to persist throughout the western United States, Butte County not only wants to assess the overall impact of the drought, including the evaluation of the economic impacts but also continue to develop efficient and systematic processes that results in short and long-term reduction in drought impacts to the citizens, economy, and environment in the Northern Sacramento Valley. The purpose of the Drought Impact Analysis Study (Study) is to document 2021 conditions specifically related to water transfers, groundwater demand, groundwater levels, evaluate the economic impacts on stakeholders and provide recommendations on next steps to improve drought resiliency in the region.

On June 1, 2022, Butte County, in conjunction with Luhdorff and Scalmanini Consulting Engineers, held a Brown Bag Webinar to present an overview of the report contents and provide an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions.  A recording of the webinar is available here.



 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

 Contact Water

Water & Resource Conservation
Phone:    530.552.3595
Fax:          530.538.3807

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 Upcoming Events

Water Commission Meeting
July 6, 2022-1:30 pm

BOS Chambers
25 County Center Drive, Oroville

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
July 19, 1:30 pm