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.

Vina Subbasin

Basin Information

The Vina Subbasin comprises the portion of the Sacramento Valley groundwater basin bounded on the west by the Sacramento River, on the north by Deer Creek, on the east by the Chico Monocline and on the south by Big Chico Creek. Deer Creek and Big Chico Creek serve as hydrologic boundaries in the near surface. The subbasin is contiguous with the Los Molinos and West Butte subbasins at depth. The Chico Monocline forms a geographic boundary; however, a component of basin recharge is located east of the fault structure. Annual precipitation within the subbasin ranges from18- to 22.5-inches, increasing to the east. (Vina overview)

Groundwater Sustainability Agencies in Vina Subbasin Contact Information 
City of Chico 530.896.7200
County of Butte 530.552.3595
Rock Creek Reclamation District 530.567.1725
Tehama County Flood Control & Water Conservation District (Tehama County)
530.385.1462

Groundwater Sustainability Plan

Vina GSP Grant Application

Meetings and Announcements

Agenda Date Location Presentation 
Governance Public Workshop August 15, 2018, 6:00 pm Durham Memorial Hall
9319 Midway, Durham, CA 95938
Facilitator Presentation
Governance Working Group May 31, 2018, 3:00 pm Chico Masonic Center
1110 W East Avenue
Chico, CA 95926
Facilitator Presentation
Governance Proposal-Vina Subbasin (DRAFT)

Governance Public Workshop April 26, 2018, 6:00 pm Chico Masonic Center
1110 W East Avenue
Chico, CA 95926
Governance Diagram (DRAFT)
Governance Proposition (DRAFT)
Governance Working Group March 29, 2018, 3:00 pm Chico Masonic Center
1110 W East Avenue
Chico, CA 95926
Facilitator Presentation
Preliminary Options for Conveying Surface Water Supplies to the Chico Urban Area (Video)
Governance Working Group February 22, 2018, 3:00 pm Chico Masonic Center
1110 W East Avenue
Chico, CA 95926
Facilitator Presentation
Governance Working Group January 25, 2018, 3:00 pm Chico Masonic Center
1110 W East Avenue
Chico, CA 95926
Meeting Summary
Governance Working Group December 18, 2017, 1:00 pm  Chico Masonic Center
1110 W East Avenue
Chico, CA 95926
 

    

    

 Upcoming Events

Groundwater Pumpers Advisory Committee Meeting
Monday, August 20, 2018 - CANCELLED
Chico State Farm
311 Nicholas C. Shouten Ln., Room A009
Chico, CA

Water Commission Meeting
Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 1:30pm
Board Chambers
25 County Center Dr.
Oroville, CA

Groundwater Pumpers Advisory Committee
Monday, September 17, 2018, 8:30am
Chico State Farm
311 Nicholas C. Shouten Ln., Room A009
Chico, CA

Water Commission Meeting
Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 1:30pm
Board Chambers
25 County Center Dr.
Oroville, CA

 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:    530.552.3595
Fax:          530.538.3807
BCWater@ButteCounty.net

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