In 2004, the Butte County Board of Supervisors adopted the Drought Preparedness and Mitigation Plan through Resolution 04-200. As dry conditions continue throughout California and Butte County, conservation of water for all purposes is increasingly important. The State Water Project allocation is currently 5% and irrigation districts in the county have received a 50% cut-back to their water supplies. These districts include Biggs-West Gridley Water District, Richvale Irrigation District, Butte Water District, and Sutter Extension Water District. Additionally, the West Side Sacramento River settlement contractors are cut back to 18%.
Drought Task Force
A major element of the Drought Preparedness and Mitigation Plan was the creation of the Drought Task Force (DTF), which is comprised of various Butte County Department Directors and others in the County. Learn more about this body on the DTF page.