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 Education

Fact Sheets

Groundwater Recharge Fact Sheet #1-Overview
Positive Urban Practices
Domestic Wells
Fire and Floods
Groundwater and the Butte County Water Cycle
Positive Benefits of Our Rural Watersheds

Two series of newsletters relating to groundwater are being released by the University of California Cooperative Extension and the University of California.

The first is a series of six newsletters discussing topics related to groundwater, water wells and pumping plants. The links to each newsletter are below.

The second set is a series of five to be published in 2005/2006 discussing topics related to groundwater and water wells in the northern Sacramento Valley. The links to each newsletter are below.



 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
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Excludes Holidays


Water Commission Meeting
February 1, 2023-1:30 pm
BOS Chambers
25 County Center Drive, Oroville

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
March 20, 2023, 1:30 pm
Human Resources Training Room East
3 County Center Drive, Oroville