SGMA - Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

Butte Water District is one of eleven independent Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSA) who have signed a cooperation agreement to develop, adopt and implement a single Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) for the Butte Subbasin. For more information on the Butte Subbasin Groundwater Advisory Board please visit their website here. (

Butte Water District is also part of the Sutter Subbasin and is working with Sutter County and other GSAs in Sutter County to develop a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) for the Sutter Subbasin. For more information, please visit Sutter County’s website here. (

BWD's Drought Policy

2022 Curtailment Letter