The only source of water for the community of Borrego Springs is its aquifer. Thirty-five years of continuous study of the aquifer has demonstrated we use over 20,000 acre-feet of water per year and that the aquifer is replenished at a rate of approximately 5,000 acre-feet per year. Thus the current rate of water use in our community is unsustainable, and, if unchecked, will result in the demise of Borrego Springs. Therefore, the BVEF seeks to invest in activities and initiatives that:


  1. Support Borrego Springs becoming compliant as soon as possible with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act by the creation and implementation of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP).

  2. Support community education and capacity building around this most critical issue.

  3. Support efforts to access and acquire governmental and political support for the creation and implementation of the GSP.

  4. Provide regular and rigorous assessments of the status of the community’s only source of water.

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