Creek Flow & Temps
During the summer months check out the Butte Creek gauge below the Covered Bridge to see the current flow and temperature. Also check the DeSabla gauge to see how much import water is coming in from the West Branch of the Feather River. The difference in flow readings is approximately the natural flow of Butte Creek, around 70-140 cfs, yet only 40 cfs is required by FERC of PG&E to run through the most valuable and well protected holding and spawning area for these fish.
Import and Mainstem Butte Creek Flows
Import Water from West Branch Feather River (DeSabla gauge)
Dry Creek Near Richvale (Cherokee Canal)
Butte Creek Temperatures
Butte Creek Turbidity
Help With Monitoring!
Butte Creek has very little monitoring for biological integrity, chemistry or pollutant levels. Butte Creek in the Butte Slough and at the mouth at Sacramento Slough have been identified as "impaired waters" due to exceedance of water quality standards for the pesticides Diazinon and Molinate. The Regional Water Quality Control Board has recommended these waters be included on the EPA 303D list of Impaired Waters. If you'd like to volunteer to help monitor Butte Creek contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Butte Creek
PO Box 3305
Chico, CA 95927
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