Salinas Valley – Atascadero Area
- Basin Name
- Salinas Valley – Atascadero Area
- Basin Number
- SGMA Basin Priority
- Very Low
- Critically Overdrafted
- Hydrologic Region Name
- Central Coast Hydrologic Region
- San Luis Obispo
- Adjacent Basins
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.
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.