San Joaquin Valley – Tule

Source: CA DWR

San Joaquin Valley – Tule



Located in California’s Tulare Lake hydrologic region, the San Joaquin Valley – Tule is 477,646 acres in size. This High priority basin is home to an estimated 109,471 people (2010 value), which have been at a rate of 37.53.

San Joaquin Valley – Tule is a(n) basin with approximately 3396 wells, of which approximately 154 are water supply wells. Groundwater accounts for approximately 90.37 percent of the basin’s water supply.

Source: CA DWR
Source: CA DWR

Basin Notes

2003: Bulletin 118 basin description

2014: CASGEM basin prioritization – high. Comments: Critical aquifer overdraft conditions in basin. High nitrate and TDS in some locations and some inorganic contamination issues.

2016: Basin boundary modification accepted with San Joaquin Valley – Kern subbasin 5-022.14

Revised basin boundary description

2018: Draft priority – high. Groundwater level and subsidence comments:

2018 Final Basin Prioritization: Basin Priority remains unchanged at high priority.

2020: January 16:  Coordination agreement between multiple Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAS) producing multiple Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPS) for Tule Subbasin published

Tule Subbasin GSAs Groundwater Sustainability Plans:

GSA Information

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