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Cultural Water Demand in the San Bernardino 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 3.11-5.  There is no recorded effluent generation in this basin.  The USGS National Gap Analysis Program, the source of cultural demand map data, showed no demand centers for this basin.   A description of cultural water demand data sources and methods is found in Volume 1, Appendix A.  More detailed information on cultural water demand is found in Section 3.0.7.

Cultural Water Demand

  • Refer to Table 3.11-5.
  • Population increased between 1980-1990 and decreased between 1990-2000 but there was an overall increase in population. 

  • All water use in this basin is groundwater; pumping has decreased from 1971- 2005 with less than 300 AFA in the period from 1991 - 2005.  All demand in this basin is for municipal  (domestic) use.

  • As of 2005 there were 164 registered wells with a pumping capacity of less than or equal to 35 gpm and 12 wells with a pumping capacity of more than 35 gpm.

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