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:

UC Cooperative Extension Newsletter

Allan Fulton has published a newsletter for June 2015 which includes information on Tehama County and Glenn County groundwater conditions. The newsletter can be found here.

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.

September 2014 Newsletter regarding Glenn County Groundwater

The newsletter, developed by Allan Fulton, UC Irrigation and Water Resources Farm Advisor for Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, and Shasta Counties, can be found here.

New Reports:

ACWA-- Recommendations for Achieving Groundwater Sustainability, April 2014

California Water Foundation-- Recommendations for Sustainable Groundwater Management, May 2014

Water in the West-- Before the Wells Run Dry: Improving the Linkage Between Groundwater and Land Use Planning, April 2014

Glenn County Ad Hoc Committee Recommendations Report on Groundwater Level Declines in Western Glenn County

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.