Drought Impact Analysis Study

As drought conditions continue to persist throughout the western United States, Butte County not only wants to assess the overall impact of the drought, including the evaluation of the economic impacts but also continue to develop efficient and systematic processes that results in short and long-term reduction in drought impacts to the citizens, economy, and environment in the Northern Sacramento Valley. The purpose of the Drought Impact Analysis Study (Study) is to document 2021 conditions specifically related to water transfers, groundwater demand, groundwater levels, evaluate the economic impacts on stakeholders and provide recommendations on next steps to improve drought resiliency in the region.

On June 1, 2022, Butte County, in conjunction with Luhdorff and Scalmanini Consulting Engineers, held a Brown Bag Webinar to present an overview of the report contents and provide an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions. A recording of the webinar is available on YouTube.

View the Final Drought Impact Analysis Study Report (PDF) to learn more.