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.

Groundwater Management Plan


The publication of this report represents approval by the Butte County Water Commission and the Butte County Board of Supervisors. This report was completed under contract to the California Department of Water Resources, and represents the initial development of Butte County Water Policy under the “umbrella” of Integrated Water Resource Planning.

The Butte County Department of Water & Resource Conservation was responsible for the technical work, which was carried out effectively and efficiently by our consultant Camp Dresser and McKee. Input from the public was substantial and included responses to presentations at public meetings, the Integrated Watershed Stakeholders Group, the Butte Basin Water Users Association, the Butte County Water Commission and the Board of Supervisors.

Comments from the public have strongly influenced our thinking, and all the comments are found in an appendix to each document.

Most changes were not made directly in the document, because of the increased time and costs involved.

We thank all of those who took the time to participate, and hope they continue to help us guide future water policies. The culmination of this general, integrated planning effort is an initial highlight, but much more evaluation will be required before implementation can be considered.

Ed Craddock

January 2005

Butte County Groundwater Management Plan

Table of Contents

Section 1 - Introduction

Section 2 - Physical Setting

Section 3 - Plan Implementation

Section 4 - References


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Appendix A - Resolution of Intent

Appendix B - Butte County Code Chapter 33A

Appendix C - Introduction

Appendix C - BBWUA 2003 Groundwater Status Report

Appendix D - Butte County Code Chapter 33

Appendix E - Butte County Code Chapter 23B

Appendix F - California Code, Title 3 Pesticides and Pest Controls

Appendix G - Public comments and responses



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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