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 
Ag Irrigation Efficiency Study June 16, 2022
Video Ag Irrigation Efficiency Study Report
The Butte County Airborne Electromagnetic Method (AEM) Pilot Project June 28, 2021

Framing the AEM Pilot Project to Better Understand Butte County Aquifer Systems

Perspectives on Butte County Land Use Changes March 10, 2021
Video Change to Harvested Acreage, Crop Selection, Applied Water Usage in Butte County (Aimee Raymond)
20-Year Land and Water Use Change in Butte County and the Vina Subbasin (1999-2019) (Joel Kimmelshue)
Land Use Data Inputs in the Butte Basin Groundwater Model (Christina Buck)




 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
November 2, 2022-1:30 pm

BOS Chambers
25 County Center Drive, Oroville

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
November, 2022