California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CASGEM)
CASGEM is a voluntary statewide program, implemented by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), to monitor groundwater elevations throughout California's groundwater basins. The program establishes permanent, locally managed, ground-water elevation monitoring throughout the state of California. As part of CASGEM, DWR has and will continue to identify, evaluate, and determine the health of groundwater basins. Part of this process includes the prioritization of all basins with a groundwater monitoring needs assessment ranking of High, Medium, Low, or Very Low. High and Medium basins will be the first to receive allocated limited resources. Read more about Basin Prioritization - CASGEM Groundwater Basin Prioritization (June 2014) Brochure.
As defined in DWR's Bulletin 118, there are 515 groundwater basins and subbasins in California, 36 of these groundwater basins and subbasins fall within the Mojave Water Agency (MWA). Of these 36 basins, two (2) basins have been ranked High and four (4) as Medium by the DWR CASGEM prioritization process. The remaining basins have been ranked as Low or Very Low priority. Geospatial files of the basins statewide and of the MWA region are available for download from the MWA website Geospatial Library.
CASGEM monitoring entities, monitored groundwater basins, monitoring wells, and groundwater elevation data are available to the public by accessing the CASGEM Online System - Public Portal.
For additional information on the MWA's CASGEM Program participation, please contact Tony Winkel by email or phone, (760) 946-7000.
Groundwater Basins, MWA Region