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:
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.
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
A press release was issued November 9, 2012 discussing the ordinance revision and announcing current vacancies on the Water Advisory Committee and the Technical Advisory Committee. If you are interested in applying for a position on the Water Advisory Committee or the Technical Advisory Committee, please submit the following application to the Glenn County Department of Agriculture or mail to:
Water Advisory Committee Appointment PO Box 351 Willows, CA 95988
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.
- Outreach Plan (March 29, 2011)
- Background and Work Plan
- Link to State Water Resources Control Board Approval: http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/board_info/agendas/2009/nov/agnda111709.pdf
Newsletter 1 Newsletter 4 Newsletter 2 Newsletter 5 Newsletter 3 Landowner Monitoring Guide
- Final Report
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.