Palo Verde Mesa

Source: CA DWR

Palo Verde Mesa


  • Basin Name
  • Palo Verde Mesa
  • Basin Number
  • 7-039
  • SGMA Basin Priority
  • Very Low
  • Critically Overdrafted
  • No
  • Hydrologic Region Name
  • Colorado River
  • Counties
  • Imperial, Riverside
  • Adjacent Basins
  • Chuckwalla Valley 7-005, Palo Verde Valley 7-038, ,


Located in California’s hydrologic region, the Palo Verde Mesa is 224,911 acres in size. This Very Low priority basin is home to an estimated 9,231 people (2010 value), which have been at a rate of 3.09.

Palo Verde Mesa is a(n) basin with approximately 293 wells, of which approximately 8 are water supply wells. Groundwater accounts for approximately 1.63 percent of the basin’s water supply.

Source: CA DWR

Basin Notes

2004: Bulletin 118 basin description

2014: CASGEM basin prioritization – low. Comment: Arsenic, selenium, fluoride, chloride, boron, sulfate, and TDS concentrations are high (DWR 1975)

2018: Draft basin priority – very low

2018 final basin priority: basin priority changed to very low priority.

GSA Information

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