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.

Interbasin Groundwater Flow Project

The Interbasin Groundwater Flow Project, funded from a grant from the Water Foundation program of the Resource Legacy Fund, will evaluate opportunities and barriers for local agencies to account for interconnected basin dynamics through the collaboration of technical experts.  The project will focus on subbasins in the Northern Sacramento Valley Integrated Regional Water Management (NSVIRWM) Plan area.  The objectives of the project are:

  • To build technical capacity and local ownership of the methodology to assess interconnected subbasins among local agencies within the study area.
  • To provide recommendations to local agencies within the study area for methodologies for accounting for interbasin interaction in their Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSP).
  • To document recommended methodologies to aid the Department of Water Resources in their evaluation of whether one GSP plan adversely affects the ability of an adjacent basin to achieve sustainability.
  • To provide a case study within the northern Sacramento Valley that will provide an approach and appraisal (“lessons learned”) for other subbasins that are faced with interconnected subbasin issues.

Background

Fact Sheet - Addressing Interbasin Groundwater Flow Under SGMA
Interbasin Groundwater Flow Evaluation Report (FINAL)
Interbasin Groundwater Flow Evaluation Report Appendices
Inventory of Groundwater Models - Technical Memorandum
Overview
Scope of Work
Assessment of Interconnected Subbasins

Technical Collaborators

Name Organization NSVIRWM TAC Member?
Charlie Brush DWR Bay-Delta Office, Modeling Support Branch  
Christina Buck Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation  
Grant Davids Davids Engineering, Inc.  
Bill Ehorn DWR Northern Region Office X
Claudia Faunt United States Geological Survey  
Allan Fulton University of California, Cooperative Extension X
Thomas Harter University of California, Davis
Peter Lawson CH2M
Steffen Mehl California State University, Chico  
Vickie Newlin Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation X
Ben Pennock Glenn Colusa Irrigation District (Retired) X
Steve Phillips United States Geological Survey  
Mary Randall DWR Northern Region Office  
Oscar Serrano Colusa Indian Community Council X
Ali Taghavi RMC, a Woodard & Curran Company  

 

    

    

 Location and Hours

Water & Resource Conservation
308 Nelson Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Excludes Holidays

 Contact Water

Water & Resource Conservation
Phone:    530.538.4343
Fax:          530.538.3807
BCWater@ButteCounty.net

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 Calendar
 Upcoming Events

Groundwater Pumpers Advisory Committee Meeting
Monday, September 18, 2017, 8:30am
Chico State Farm
311 Nicholas C Shouten Lane, Room A009
Chico, CA


GSA Eligible Entity Meeting
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 9:00am
78 Table Mountain Blvd., Andes Room
Oroville, CA

SGMA Public Meeting
Evaluation of Restoration and Recharge Potential Within the Basins of Butte County
Butte County Fairgrounds, Butte Hall
199 East Hazel Street
Gridley, CA

Water Commission Meeting
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 1:30pm
Board Chambers
25 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA

Water Commission Meeting
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 1:30pm
Board Chambers
25 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA