Coachella Valley – San Gorgonio Pass
- Basin Name
- Coachella Valley – San Gorgonio Pass
- Basin Number
- SGMA Basin Priority
- Critically Overdrafted
- Subject to SGMA
- DWR Region & POC
Southern Region Office
- Number of Wells
- Hydrologic Region Name
- Colorado River
- Adjacent Basins
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.
2014: CASGEM prioritization – medium. Comment – basin is in overdraft.
2017: Scotus Blog – Coachella Valley Water District v. Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
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
Storage agreement with the Beaumont Basin.
2018 final basin prioritization remains at medium priority.