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 Forums


Date Forum
May 21, 2016  League of Women Voters 5th Annual Water Forum: Understanding the Science: Will the Real Sacramento Valley Aquifers Please Stand Up?
 Groundwater Overview (based on Graham Fogg's Groundwater Policy Seminar at UC Davis)
 Tackling Tackling Technical and Policy Aspects of SGMA in Butte County
February 22, 2013  Conjunctive Use: Let's Have a Frank Discussion
October 11, 2012 Northern Sacramento Valley Water Forum: Taking a Closer Look at Delta Planning




 Contact Water

Water & Resource Conservation
Phone:    530.552.3595
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


Groundwater Pumpers Advisory Committee Meeting
Monday, May 21, 2018, 8:30am
Chico State Farm
311 Nicholas C. Shouten Ln., Room A009
Chico, CA

Water Commission Meeting
Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 1:30pm
Board Chambers
25 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA

Water Commission Meeting-CANCELLED
Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 1:30pm 
Board Chambers
25 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA