Drought Information

The Butte County Drought Information page has the following subpages with resources to assist residents of Butte County:

  • Water Conditions (precipitation and groundwater level data)
  • Well Owners (groundwater levels in your area, dry well reporting forms, water hauling resources, how to request a well log, etc.)
  • Water Conservation (tips to save water around the house and yard)

2022 Emergency Drought Response

View the July 26, 2022 Drought Update (PDF) or visit the 2022 Emergency Drought Response and Resources page to learn more about Butte County's actions.

Butte County Drought Response

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.