Coachella Valley – Mission Creek

Source: CA DWR

Coachella Valley – Mission Creek


  • Basin Name
  • Coachella Valley – Mission Creek
  • Basin Number
  • 7-021.02
  • SGMA Basin Priority
  • Medium
  • Critically Overdrafted
  • No
  • Status
  • Submitted Alternative to GSP
  • DWR Region & POC
  • Southern Region Office
    Brian Moniz
    (818) 549-2325

  • Number of Wells
  • 209
  • Hydrologic Region Name
  • Colorado River
  • Counties
  • Riverside


Located in California’s Colorado River hydrologic region, the Coachella Valley – Mission Creek is 48,572 acres in size. This Medium priority basin is home to an estimated 18,977 people (2010 value), which have been at a rate of 131.56. Coachella Valley – Mission Creek is a(n) basin with approximately 209 wells, of which approximately 21 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 prioritization – medium. Comments: Radiological and nitrate issues in the basin (B‐118). Mission Creek GW also supplies drinking water to Desert Hot Springs and part of Indio subbasins

2016: Submitted an alternative plan

2018:  Draft priority – medium. Comment: The Coachella Valley (Mission Creek & Desert Hot Springs) groundwater basin is in overdraft; we currently pump out more from the aquifer than we percolate back in. Source: Coachella Valley Water District

Noted: Managed aquifer recharge program

2018 Final Basin Prioritization: Basin priority remains unchanged at medium priority.

GSA Information

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