SANTA MARIA RIVER VALLEY GROUNDWATER BASIN

Santa Maria River Valley Groundwater Basin

Santa Maria River Valley Groundwater Basin Map (PDF Download)

SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT ACT

Groundwater Sustainability Agencies in Santa Barbara County

California Legislative Information - Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

SANTA MARIA RIVER VALLEY GROUNDWATER BASIN REPORTS

The Santa Maria River Valley Groundwater Basin was adjudicated in 2008 (2005 Stipulation) and its management is dictated by the courts. The court action requires annual reporting which can be found on Department of Water Resources Adjudicated Basins Annual Reporting System or on the City of Santa Maria's website.

Digital Tabulation of Stratigraphic Data from Oil and Gas Wells in the Santa Maria Basin and Surrounding Areas 2010

Comparison of Two Methods for Estimating Groundwater Recharge in Santa Maria Valley 1985   
Evaluation of ground-water quality in the Santa Maria Valley, California 1977
Adequacy of the Santa Maria Groundwater Basin 1977
Utilization of Groundwater in the Santa Maria Valley 1966
Geology and Groundwater Resources of the Santa Maria Valley 1951


GROUNDWATER LEVEL DATA

To search groundwater level data, visit the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Information System (NWIS)
Groundwater Levels Web Interface, the Data Mapper website, the Santa Maria Basin Hydrologic Unit 18060008 Interactive NWIS Map, or Santa Barbara County Groundwater Watch.

To search groundwater level data, visit the California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CASGEM) Water Data Library or the CASGEM Interactive Map.

To search groundwater level data (may not be current), visit the Santa Barbara County Conservation Blueprint Atlas developed through the combined efforts of the Santa Barbara Foundation, the Cachuma Resource Conservation District, and the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County.


GROUNDWATER CHEMISTRY DATA

To search groundwater chemistry data, visit the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Information System (NWIS)
Water Quality Web Interface, the Santa Maria Basin Hydrologic Unit 18060008  Interactive NWIS Map, or the  California Water Quality Mapper.


SANTA BARBARA COUNTY REGIONAL BASIN REPORTS

U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY REPORTS

Groundwater Quality Data in the South Coast Interior, Results from the California GAMA Program 2008 
Groundwater Quality Data in the South Coast Range, Results from the California GAMA Program  2008 
Evaluation of Groundwater Overdraft in the Southern Central Coast Region Part 2 1999 
Evaluation of Groundwater Overdraft in the Southern Central Coast Region Part 1 1998 
Adequacy of the Groundwater Basins of Santa Barbara County 1977 
Water Levels in Observation Well in Santa Barbara County 1957 
Wells and water levels in principal ground-water basins in Santa Barbara County, California: Part 1, 1920-41 1950

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY WATER AGENCY REPORTS

County of Santa Barbara Groundwater Basins Summary Report 2020       
County of Santa Barbara Groundwater Basins Summary Report 2019            
Groundwater Basins Status Report 2014 
Santa Barbara County Groundwater Report 2011

Earlier reports:  200820052004


For additional information related to groundwater basins in Santa Barbara County, or assistance with this web-page, please contact Matthew Scrudato, Senior Hydrologist at mscruda@cosbpw.net.