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 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


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