Tehachapi Valley West

Source: CA DWR

Tehachapi Valley West


  • Basin Name
  • Tehachapi Valley West
  • Basin Number
  • 5-028
  • SGMA Basin Priority
  • Very Low
  • Critically Overdrafted
  • No
  • Hydrologic Region Name
  • Tulare Lake
  • Counties
  • Kern
  • Adjacent Basins


Located in California’s hydrologic region, the Tehachapi Valley West is 14800 acres in size. This Very Low priority basin is home to an estimated 17235 people (2010 value), which have been at a rate of .

Tehachapi Valley West is a(n) basin with approximately 423 wells, of which approximately 24 are water supply wells. Groundwater accounts for approximately 100 percent of the basin’s water supply.

Source: CA DWR

Basin Notes

2004: Bulletin 118 basin description

2014: CASGEM basin prioritization (as part of Tehachapi Valley East) – very low

2018: Draft basin priority – very low

Eighty-eight percent of the basin is adjudicated per DWR

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

GSA Information

Adjudicated Basin No items found