Salinas Valley – Atascadero Area

Salinas Valley – Atascadero Area


  • Basin Name
  • Salinas Valley – Atascadero Area
  • Basin Number
  • 3-004.11
  • SGMA Basin Priority
  • Very Low
  • Critically Overdrafted
  • No
  • Hydrologic Region Name
  • Central Coast
  • Counties
  • San Luis Obispo


Located in California’s Central Coast hydrologic region, the Salinas Valley – Atascadero Area is 19,735 acres in size. This Very Low priority basin is home to an estimated 10,934 people (2010 value), which have been at a rate of 32.1.

Salinas Valley – Atascadero Area is a(n) basin with approximately 127 wells, of which approximately 37 are water supply wells. Groundwater accounts for approximately 94.67 percent of the basin’s water supply.

Basin Notes

A new subbasin, “Atascadero Area” ( 3-004.11), was created from a portion of the original Paso Robles Area Subbasin. The Atascadero Area Subbasin is not subject to critical conditions of overdraft. – Bulletin 118, 2106 interim update

2018 Final Basin Prioritization:  Basin status is changed from high priority to very low.

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