Indian Wells Valley
- Basin Name
- Indian Wells Valley
- Basin Number
- SGMA Basin Priority
- Critically Overdrafted
- Hydrologic Region Name
- South Lahontan
- Inyo, Kern, San Bernardino
Located in California’s South Lahontan hydrologic region, the Indian Wells Valley is 383,492 acres in size. This High priority basin is home to an estimated 34,837 (2010 census) people (2010 value), which have been increasing based on + population trend at a rate of 33%.
Indian Wells Valley is a(n) basin with approximately 1835 wells, of which approximately 47 are water supply wells. Groundwater accounts for approximately 100 percent of the basin’s water supply.
2014: CASGEM basin prioritization – medium. Comment: “Overdraft has been documented since the 1960’s. Water quality issues with respect to overdraft and mixing of aquifers.”
Indian Wells Valley is co-managed with the Kern County GSA by the City of Ridgecrest, Inyo County, San Bernardino County, Indian Wells Valley Water District, the United States Navy – Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
2018 Final Basin Prioritization: Basin prioritization is changed from medium to high priority.