Sacramento Valley – East Butte
- Basin Name
- Sacramento Valley – East Butte
- Basin Number
- SGMA Basin Priority
- Critically Overdrafted
- Subject to SGMA
- DWR Region & POC
Northern Region Office
- Number of Wells
- Hydrologic Region Name
- Sacramento River Hydrologic Region
- Butte, Sutter
Located in California’s Sacramento River hydrologic region, the Sacramento Valley – East Butte is 267,457 acres in size. This High priority basin is home to an estimated 38,201 people (2010 value), which have been at a rate of 35.17. Sacramento Valley – East Butte is a(n) basin with approximately 3200 wells, of which approximately 43 are water supply wells. Groundwater accounts for approximately 4.00 percent of the basin’s water supply.
2014: Basin prioritization – medium. Comments: GW basin provides underflow to Butte Creek which supports endangered spring-run salmon.
GW Use based on B118-03 and 2005 Butte County Inventory data
2018: Draft basin prioritization – high because of out-of-basin water exports.
Per 2018 draft basin prioritization: Groundwater-related transfer “Type A” in which local groundwater is pumped to allow for diversion of surface water.
Basin boundary modification request pending potentially incorporating the Corning 5-021.51, Colusa 5-021.52, Vina 5-021.57, West Butte 5-021.58, Sutter 5-021.62, and Wyandotte Creek 5-021.69 subbasins