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 Task Force

Drought Task Force Members

The Drought Task force is comprised of various Department Directors and others in the County.

Drought Task Force Seat Member
Director, Department of Water & Resource Conservation-Chair Kamie Loeser
Emergency Services Officer-Vice Chair Joshua Jimerfield
Chair, Butte County Water Commission Ernie Washington
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Casey Hatcher
Director, Department of Public Works Josh Pack
Director, Division of Environmental Health Elaine McSpadden
Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Louie Mendoza
Director, UC Cooperative Extension/County Farm Advisor Luis Espino
California Department of Forestry/Butte County Fire Garrett Sjolund
District Conservationist, Natural Resource Conservation Service Dan Taverner
Director, Butte County Resource Conservation District Thad Walker


Agenda  Location Presentations 
May 18, 2022
2:00 - 4:00 pm
In Person: BOS Chambers, 25 County Center Drive, Oroville
Online via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 850 2065 2655
Passcode: 362047
Phone: (408) 638-0968
December 6, 2021
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Online via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 886 5052 4801
Phone: (408) 638-0968
Winter Outlook 2021-2022
Hydrologic Conditions Update
Environmental Health Update
September 7, 2021
2:00 - 3:30 pm
In Person and Online via Zoom
In Person: 25 County Center Drive, Oroville, Board of Supervisors Chambers
Zoom meeting: 

Meeting ID: 849 4531 3998
Passcode: 815196
Phone: (408) 638-0968

July 13, 2021
11:00-1:00 pm

In Person Only
3 County Center Drive, Oroville
Human Resources Training Room
Environmental Health Update
Hydrologic Conditions Update 
May 18, 2021
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Online Only
Online Only
Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98638264224?pwd=a2Zha25JODl5ZHkxU1cydG9jWFlQUT09
Meeting ID: 986 3826 4224
Passcode: 130485
Phone: (669) 900-6833
Hydrologic Conditions Update
Drought Planning and Response

Current Drought Information



 Contact Water

Water & Resource Conservation
Phone:    530.552.3595
Fax:          530.538.3807

View full list of staff

 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


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

BOS Chambers
25 County Center Drive, Oroville

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
May, 2022