Butte Valley

Source: CA DWR

Butte Valley


  • Basin Name
  • Butte Valley
  • Basin Number
  • 1-003
  • SGMA Basin Priority
  • Medium
  • Critically Overdrafted
  • No
  • Hydrologic Region Name
  • Counties
  • Siskiyou
  • Adjacent Basins
  • No items found


Located in California’s hydrologic region, the Butte Valley is 79,739 acres in size. This Medium priority basin is home to an estimated 1,464 people (2010 value), which have been at a rate of .

Butte Valley is a(n) basin with approximately wells, of which approximately are water supply wells. Groundwater accounts for approximately 83.74 percent of the basin’s water supply.

Source: CA DWR
Source: CA DWR

Basin Notes

1960: Geology and Ground Water Features of the Butte Valley Region, Siskiyou County, California. Water Supply Paper 1491 by P.R. Wood,  U.S. Geological Survey and California Department of Water Resources

2003: Bulletin 118 basin description

2014 CASGEM Groundwater Basin Prioritization note: “Some high TDS wells. Declining GW levels over the last 5‐years and increases agricultural acreage. Strong sw‐gw interaction and reliance of gw for Meiss Lake wildlife area.”

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

2018 Basin Prioritization did not change the status of the basin.  It is still medium priority.

GSA Information