Water Advisory Committee

Welcome to the Water Advisory Committee

"It is the desire of the people of Glenn County that sufficient and affordable water of good quality be available on a sustainable basis to meet the needs of agricultural, industrial, recreational, environmental, residential and municipal users within the county, both now and in the future."

What’s new in Glenn County water related activities:

Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Activites:

Glenn County SGMA Governance Working Group Meetings

The purpose of this series of meetings is to discuss SGMA governance and Groundwater Sustainability Agency formation as well as Groundwater Sustainability Plans. This series of meeting will focus on GSA eligible agencies and will be open to the public.

SAVE THE DATE: Governance Working Group Meeting #4

Thursday, August 18, 2016
1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Willows City Council Chambers
201 North Lassen Street, Willows, CA 95988

SAVE THE DATE: Governance Working Group Meeting #3

Thursday, July 14, 2016
10:00 am -- 1:00 pm
Willows City Council Chambers
201 North Lassen Street, Willows, CA 95988

Governance Working Group Meeting #2

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
9:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Willows City Council Chambers
201 North Lassen Street, Willows, CA 95988

Agenda, Presentations and Handouts, Draft Proposed Common Principles

Governance Working Group Meeting #1

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
1:00-4:00 pm
Willows City Council Chambers
201 North Lassen Street, Willows, CA 95988

Agenda, Presentation, Handout, Meeting Summary

Glenn County SGMA Public Meetings

Public Meeting #1, March 8, 2016

Glenn County hosted a public meeting about California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Orland Memorial Hall, 320 Third Street, Orland, CA 95963. The announcement flyer, press release, and presentation can be found at the following links: SGMA flyer, SGMA Press Release, Presentation, Meeting Summary

Additional Information:

Department of Water Resouces SGMA webpage:


UC Berkeley School of Law:

Designing Effective Groundwaer Sustainability Agencies

Executive Summary


Public informational meetings were held in February and March 2015

The Glenn County Water Advisory Committee, the UC Cooperative Extension, and the Glenn County Farm Bureau sponsored an educational forum dedicated to Glenn County groundwater. Meetings with the same format were held in three locations throughout the County over a three week period. The materials from the meetings can be found here.

Drought Information

The following link will redirect you to the California Drought page with a wealth of drought related information.

If you are experiencing problems with your groundwater well, please help us understand your issues by filling out a Report of Abnormal Groundwater Level.

Revised Groundwater Ordinance

Ordinance 1237 "Amending County Code, Chapter 20.03, Groundwater Management to Groundwater Coordinated Resource Management Plan" , was introduced on July 31, 2012 at the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors and was adopted August 7, 2012. To view the agenda, minutes or listen to the Board Meetings, please follow this link: Agenda, Minutes, Audio

To view the revised ordinance, follow this link: Glenn County Code 20.03


Northern Sacramento Valley Integrated Regional Water Management (NSVIRM)

Glenn County is part of a six county group that has been accepted for Prop 84 funding for a planning grant based on Regional Water Management. To view more information, please visit the NSV IRWM website at www.nsvwaterplan.org.

Glenn County Groundwater Reliability and Recharge Pilot Project

The Glenn County Department of Agriculture was awarded a DWR grant in the amount of $250,000 for a study to determine the feasibility of groundwater recharge in northeastern portion of the County, otherwise known as Groundwater Management Sub-area 8, East Corning Basin.

California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CASGEM)

CASGEM was enacted by the State Legislature in November 2009. Glenn County staff has submitted a notification and monitoring plan for the areas encompassed by the County border. County staff will work with Districts and others to collect groundwater elevations as required by this new legislation. For more information about CASGEM, please visit California Department of Water Resources website at the following link CASGEM.