Coachella Valley – San Gorgonio Pass

Source: CA DWR

Coachella Valley – San Gorgonio Pass


  • Basin Name
  • Coachella Valley – San Gorgonio Pass
  • Basin Number
  • 7-021.04
  • SGMA Basin Priority
  • Medium
  • Critically Overdrafted
  • No
  • Status
  • Adjudicated Basin
  • DWR Region & POC
  • Southern Region Office
    Brian Moniz
    (818) 549-2325

  • Number of Wells
  • 70
  • Hydrologic Region Name
  • Colorado River
  • Counties
  • Riverside


Located in California’s Colorado River hydrologic region, the Coachella Valley – San Gorgonio Pass is 38,545 acres in size. This Medium priority basin is home to an estimated 29,537 people (2010 value), which have been at a rate of 63.47. Coachella Valley – San Gorgonio Pass is a(n) basin with approximately 70 wells, of which approximately 29 are water supply wells. Groundwater accounts for approximately 99.40 percent of the basin’s water supply.

Source: CA DWR
Source: CA DWR

Basin Notes

2003: Bulletin 118 basin description

2014: CASGEM prioritization – medium. Comment – basin is in overdraft.

2017: Scotus Blog – Coachella Valley Water District v. Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

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2018: Draft basin priority – medium. Comments – 1) CASGEM/WDL/GWIDS: Longterm hydrographs show groundwater level decline. Source: DWR 2) Annual Report also shows GW declines in majority of key well hydrographs. Source: Beaumont Basin Watermaster

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Artficial recharge investigation.

Storage agreement with the Beaumont Basin.

GSA Information

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