Basin Management

Making Water Available

The Mojave Water Agency is the guardian of the High Desert’s water supply, ensuring that there is enough water today and for generations to come. Formed in 1960, the Agency is responsible for managing groundwater resources in the Mojave River  Basin and Morongo Basin, and providing alternate water sources to the region as needed. It is one of 29 State Water Project contractors permitted to deliver water from the California Aqueduct. The MWA is also the entity charged with implementing the adjudication,  a court sanctioned groundwater management system designed to gradually bring water used in balance with the available supply.