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.

Brown Bag Seminar Series

The implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires the development of new data, analyses and programs. Understanding how these are developed and how they fit in the evolving SGMA world is critical for public engagement and sound decision-making. Many of these topics are highly technical in nature. Often regularly scheduled meetings do not afford an adequate amount of time for an in-depth presentation and discussion of key topics. To enhance the opportunity to learn about various topics, the Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation is initiating a Brown Bag Seminar Series. The Brown Bag Seminar Series will provide a forum to present specific SGMA related topics and the opportunity for community dialogue.  We hope that local agency board members, advisory committee members and the general public will find added value in this opportunity.  The seminars will usually be held during the lunch hour and will be recorded for future viewing. 


Name  Date Link/Recording Presentations 
The Butte County Airborne Electromagnetic Method (AEM) Pilot Project June 28, 2021
Perspectives on Butte County Land Use Changes March 10, 2021




 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

 Upcoming Events

Water Commission Meeting
April 6, 2022-1:30 pm

BOS Chambers
25 County Center Drive, Oroville

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
May, 2022