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.

Agricultural Water Users Outreach

On September 16, 2014, Governor Brown signed into law a package of bills (SB1168, AB1739 and SB1319) collectively called the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act comprehensively reforms groundwater management in California.  The intent of the Act is to place management at the local level under state oversight.  Under the Act, the state will have direct oversight of how groundwater basins are managed at the local level and may intervene to manage basins when local agencies fail to take appropriate responsibility.  The implementation of the Act will occur over the next several years.

Outreach held

Handouts Presented
November 19, 2014 GRA Webinar Information
ACWA Legislation Implementation Deadlines
ACWA Fact Sheet
ACWA Summary
ACWA FAQ

2014 Feather River Regional Ag Water Management Plan

Volume I: Regional Plan Components
Volume II: Supplier Plan Components
Executive Summary

 

    

    

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

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 Location and Hours

Water & Resource Conservation
308 Nelson Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965

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

Excludes Holidays

 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