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These datasets are available for use in Google Earth or with ESRI ArcGis.  
All files are downloadable zip files (if your computer is not equipped with an unzip utility you may get a free unzip program here).
To use KML files, Google Earth must be installed on the user's computer. If not installed download Google Earth here. To open Google Earth files, click on the icon and SAVE the zipped file.  Open the folder where the zipped file was saved, and double-click on the file, then double-click on the .kml file in the window that opens.  This will launch the Google Earth application and display the file.

To use Shapefiles, ESRI software must be installed on the user's computer.  This is a professional GIS program which must be purchased and installed.  Please see the ESRI  website for more details.






Mojave River Active Channel (2005)

River course as defined in 2005


Mojave River Thalweg (2005)

River centerline as defined in 2005


MWA Adjudicated Subareas

Subareas subject to Mojave Basin Adjudication


MWA Boundaries

MWA service area


MWA Director Divisions

Political boundaries

MWA Subareas

All subareas in service area


Average Area Precipitation (1980-2010)

Precipitation data made available by  PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University,


Groundwater Basins and Subbasins

Groundwater basins and subbasins within MWA regional boundaries -  a subset of California's Groundwater Bulletin 118,


CalWater 2.2.1

Watersheds within MWA regional boundaries - a subset of  CalWater 2.2.1 watersheds,


CA Geological Survey Faults, Statewide

earthquake faults in California


CA Geological Survey Faults, MWA region

earthquake faults in MWA region


CASGEM Basin Prioritization, MWA Region

DWR basin priorities, as of 09/2014 for MWA service area


CASGEM Basin Prioritization, Statewide

DWR basin priorities, as of 09/2014 Statewide



Geospatial Disclaimer:  The Mojave Water Agency has provided these GIS maps and data sets as an information resource for the public.  Every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the maps and other information contained on this website.  However, these maps and other information are only as accurate as the source of such maps and other information.  Further, the maps and other information on this website are updated only periodically and therefore may not reflect the most current information.

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