Chuckwalla Valley

Source: CA DWR

Chuckwalla Valley



Located in California’s hydrologic region, the Chuckwalla Valley is 601,573 acres in size. This Very Low priority basin is home to an estimated 7,853 people (2010 value), which have been at a rate of -62.3.

Chuckwalla Valley is a(n) basin with approximately 90 wells, of which approximately 11 are water supply wells. Groundwater accounts for approximately 100 percent of the basin’s water supply.

Source: CA DWR

Basin Notes

2003: Bulletin 118 basin description

2014: CASGEM basin prioritization – low. Comments: Sulfate, chloride, fluoride, and TDS concentrations are high for domestic use (DWR 1975). High of boron and TDS concentrations, and high sodium percentage impair groundwater for irrigation use (DWR 1975).

2018: Draft basin priority – very low. Comments:

  • 1) CASGEM/WDL/GWIDS: No data or data insufficent to determine GWL status. Source: DWR
  • 2) No available documentation on groundwater level decline past or present in the basin

2018 Final Basin Prioritization: Basin priority is changed from low to very low.

GSA Information

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