West Salton Sea

Source: CA DWR

West Salton Sea



Located in California’s hydrologic region, the West Salton Sea is 105,382 acres in size. This Very Low priority basin is home to an estimated 5,360 people (2010 value), which have been at a rate of 95.09.

West Salton Sea is a(n) basin with approximately 14 wells, of which approximately 0 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 – very low. Comments – Groundwater is marginal to poor for domestic and irrigation use because of elevated fluoride, boron, and TDS.

2018: Draft basin priority – very low. Comments –

  • 1) CASGEM/WDL/GWIDS: No data or data insufficent to determine GWL status. Source: DWR
  • 2) No available documentation on groundwater level decline past or present in the basin

2018 final basin prioritization: Basin priority remains unchanged at very low priority.

GSA Information

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