Groundwater provides more than 40 percent of California’s drinking water. To protect this vital resource, the State of California created the Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment (GAMA) Program. The Priority Basin Project (PBP) of the GAMA Program provides a comprehensive assessment of the State’s groundwater quality and increases public access to groundwater-quality information. One GAMA-PBP study unit is in the western part of the Mojave Desert, where shallow aquifers provide drinking water for many rural households.
Groover, K.D., and Goldrath, D.A., 2019, Groundwater quality in shallow aquifers in the western Mojave Desert, California: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3033, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193033.
ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Groundwater quality in shallow aquifers in the western Mojave Desert, California|
|Series title||Fact Sheet|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||California Water Science Center|
|Description||Report: 4 p.; Data Release|
|Other Geospatial||Western Mojave Desert|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|