Owens Valley – Fish Slough


  • Basin Name
  • Owens Valley – Fish Slough
  • Basin Number
  • 6-012.02
  • SGMA Basin Priority
  • Very Low
  • Critically Overdrafted
  • No
  • Hydrologic Region Name
  • South Lahontan
  • Counties
  • Mono
  • Adjacent Basins


Located in California’s South Lahontan hydrologic region, the Owens Valley – Fish Slough is 3,222 acres in size. This Very Low priority basin is home to an estimated 27 people (2010 value), which have been at a rate of 51.85.

Owens Valley – Fish Slough is a(n) basin with approximately 0 wells, of which approximately 0 are water supply wells. Groundwater accounts for approximately 0 percent of the basin’s water supply.

Source: CA DWR
Source: CA DWR

Basin Notes

Fish Slough – a Geologic and Hydrologic Summary, US Geological Survey / Bureau of Land Management

Fish Slough – Area of Critical Environmental Concern – Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

2016: Basin boundary request by Owens Valley 6-012.01 denied

Basin boundary description

2018: Draft prioritization – very low.

2018 Final Basin Prioritization: Basin is considered very low priority.