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Cultural Water Demand in the McMullen Valley Basin

Cultural water demand data including population, number of wells and the average well pumpage and surface water diversions by the municipal, industrial and agricultural sectors are shown in Table 7.5-7Figure 7.5-9 shows the location of demand centers.  Effluent generation including facility ownership, location, population served and not served, volume treated, disposal method and treatment level is shown in Table 7.5-8.   A description of cultural water demand data sources and methods is found in Volume 1, Appendix A.  More detailed information on cultural water demands is found in Section 7.0.7For information on gpcd and annual water demand by individual community water systems in this basin see ADWR's Community Water System Program annual water use reporting summary.

Cultural Water Demands

  • Refer to Table 7.5-7 and Figure 7.5-9.
  • Population in this basin increased from 280 in 1980 to 3,426 in 2000.
  • Most cultural water use is for irrigation located near Wenden/Salome and in the Aguila area.
  • There is no reported surface water demand in this basin.
  • Groundwater use for agriculture increased from 77,000 AFA in 1991-1995 to 89,100 AFA in 2001-2005.
  • Both municipal and industrial groundwater demands are minimal in this basin, less than 800 AFA combined between 1991 and 2005. 
  • As of 2005 there were 339 registered wells with a pumping capacity of less than or equal to 35 gpm and 240 wells with a pumping capacity of more than 35 gpm.

Effluent Generation

  • Refer to Table 7.5-8.
  • There is one wastewater treatment plant in this basin, Forepaugh WWTP, no other information was available on this facility.

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Table 7.5-7 Cultural Water Demand in the McMullen Valley Basin

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Table 7.5-8 Effluent Generation in the McMullen Valley Basin

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Figure 7.5-9 McMullen Valley Basin Cultural Water Demand

 

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