San Joaquin Valley – White Wolf

Source: CA DWR

San Joaquin Valley – White Wolf


  • Basin Name
  • San Joaquin Valley – White Wolf
  • Basin Number
  • 5-022.18
  • SGMA Basin Priority
  • Medium
  • Critically Overdrafted
  • No
  • Hydrologic Region Name
  • Tulare Lake
  • Counties
  • Kern


Located in California’s Tulare Lake hydrologic region, the San Joaquin Valley – White Wolf is 107,546 acres in size. This Medium priority basin is home to an estimated 393 people (2010 value), which have been at a rate of 63.1.

San Joaquin Valley – White Wolf is a(n) basin with approximately 77 wells, of which approximately 4 are water supply wells. Groundwater accounts for approximately 91.25 percent of the basin’s water supply.

Source: CA DWR
Source: CA DWR

Basin Notes

2016: Bulletin 118 Update 2016: A new subbasin, “White Wolf” (5-022.18), was created from a portion of the original Kern County subbasin. The White Wolf subbasin is not subject to critical conditions of overdraft

Basin boundary description

2018: Draft basin priority – medium. Groundwater decline comment: 1) CASGEM/WDL/GWIDS: No data or data insufficent to determine GWL status. Source: DWR 2) This is a new subbasin that was once part of Kern County subbasin. Kern County was considered in Critical Overdraft. Review of technical information is not conclusive to consider this subbasin as having long term declining GW levels. One well 1N19W24H001S does show significant decline, but the drought might have played a significant role in the decrease. This well and any other available similar wells in the area will need monitoring to determine if recovery is possible. If not, then the designation should be adjusted accordingly. Source: White Wolf Subbasin Technical Report, Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District, Arvin-Edison Water Storage District, Tejon-Castac Water District, March 2016

2018 Final Basin Prioritization: Basin priority is changed from high to medium priority.

GSA Information

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