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.

East Butte Subbasin

Basin Information

The East Butte Subbasin is the portion of the Sacramento Valley Groundwater Basin bounded on the west and northwest by Butte Creek, on the northeast by the Cascade Ranges, on the southeast by the Feather River and the south by the Sutter Buttes. The northeast boundary along the Cascade Ranges is primarily a geographic boundary with some groundwater recharge occurring beyond that boundary. The subbasin is contiguous with the West Butte Subbasin at depth. Annual precipitation is approximately 18inches in the valley increasing to 27 inches towards the eastern foothills. (East Butte overview)

Groundwater Sustainability Agencies in East Butte Subbasin Contact Information 
Biggs-West Gridley Water District (Butte and Sutter Counties) 530.846.3317
Butte Water District (Butte and Sutter Counties) 530.846.3100
City of Biggs 530.868.0100
City of Gridley 530.846.5695
City of Live Oak (Sutter County) 530.695.2112
City of Oroville
County of Butte 530.552.3595
County of Sutter (Sutter County) 530.822.7106
Reclamation District 1004 (Colusa and Sutter Counties) 530.458.7459
Richvale Irrigation District  530.882.4243
Sutter Extension Water District (Sutter County) 530.673.7138
Thermalito Water and Sewer District 530.533.8421
Western Canal Water District (Butte and Glenn Counties) 530.342.5083

Groundwater Sustainability Plan

East Butte GSP Grant Application

Meetings and Announcements

Agenda Date Location Presentation 



 Upcoming Events

Water Commission Meeting
Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 2:00pm
Board Chambers
25 County Center Dr.
Oroville, CA

Water Commission Meeting
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 1:30pm
Board Chambers
25 County Center Dr.
Oroville, CA

 Location and Hours

Water & Resource Conservation
308 Nelson Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965

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

Excludes Holidays

 Contact Water

Water & Resource Conservation
Phone:    530.552.3595
Fax:          530.538.3807

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