Groundwater Issues

These are topics we are developing, if there is a groundwater issue you would like to know more about (or you do know more about), contact us at info@buttegroundwater.org. Highlighted topics are published here, the rest we are working on and will add as information becomes available.

July 2009

Agricultural Water Use Efficiency vs. Water Transfers

A significant limitation of the “Water Evaluation and Planning” model

April 2007

Butte County Wells at Alert Stage: Eighteen wells indicate water levels declined from 2006 spring measurements. Levels were low enough to trigger “alert levels” defined by BMO stakeholders. Read the story

Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District (GCID) Water plan #5542
Learn more about GCID here.

NCWA Water plan #4764

NCWA Water plan #5796

Water Transfers/ Water Sales

Third Party Impacts

Droughts--Economic & Historic

Recharge—Natural and Artificial

Drawdown and “Safe Yield”

Water Law in California

Adjudication

Surface water/ground water interaction

BMO’s (Basin Management Objective Ordinance)

North State Agricultural Economy

Butte County Rice and Orchard Crops (graphs, data), 1996-2005

Glenn County. 1996-2005

Tehama County. 1996-2005

Colusa County. 1996-2005

Four County Rice and Orchard Crops (graph and data), 2005