- Basin Name
- Chuckwalla Valley
- Basin Number
- SGMA Basin Priority
- Very Low
- Critically Overdrafted
- Hydrologic Region Name
- Colorado River
- Imperial, Riverside
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.
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.