Salinas Valley – Forebay Aquifer
- Basin Name
- Salinas Valley – Forebay Aquifer
- Basin Number
- SGMA Basin Priority
- Critically Overdrafted
- Subject to SGMA
- DWR Region & POC
South Central Regional Office
- Number of Wells
- Hydrologic Region Name
- Central Coast Hydrologic Region
Located in California’s Central Coast hydrologic region, the Salinas Valley – Forebay Aquifer is 94,052 acres in size. This High priority basin is home to an estimated 43,867 people (2010 value), which have been at a rate of 42.94. Salinas Valley – Forebay Aquifer is a(n) basin with approximately 568 wells, of which approximately 36 are water supply wells. Groundwater accounts for approximately 100 percent of the basin’s water supply.
2014: Basin priority “medium.”
2018: Basin priority high. Prioritization comment: 1) CASGEM/WDL/GWIDS: Longterm hydrographs show groundwater level decline. Source: DWR See State of the Salinas River Groundwater Basin, Monterey County Water Resources Agency, January 16, 2015:
2018 Final Basin Prioritization: Basin status is unchanged at medium priority.