Borrego Valley – Borrego Springs

Source: CA DWR

Borrego Valley – Borrego Springs



Located in California’s Colorado River hydrologic region, the Borrego Valley – Borrego Springs is 62,749 acres in size. This High priority basin is home to an estimated 3,463 people (2010 value), which have been at a rate of 71.61.

Borrego Valley – Borrego Springs is a(n) basin with approximately 243 wells, of which approximately 14 are water supply wells. Groundwater accounts for approximately 100 percent of the basin’s water supply.

Source: CA DWR
Source: CA DWR

Basin Notes

2003: Bulletin 118 basin description

2014: CASGEM basin prioritization – medium. Comments: Overdraft conditions over 60 years. Some wells have been abandoned or destroyed due to high nitrates. Most demand for basin is concentrated in north in a small area

2016: Basin boundary modification  divided Borrego Valley into two subbasins, Borrego Springs  (7-024.01) and Ocotillo Wells (7-024.02). Per Bulletin 118 Interim Update 2016:  the Borrego Springs Subbasin is subject to critical conditions of overdraft; the Ocotillo Wells Subbasin is not.

Revised basin boundary description

2018: Draft priority – high. Comment – CRITICAL OVERDRAFT. Water level measurements by the USGS, DWR, the County of San Diego, and BWD indicate that groundwater levels continue to decline locally on the order of one to three feet per year. Source: Borrego Water District

GSA Information

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