Annual Reports

Pursuant to the Judgment in the case of Hi-Desert Water District vs. Yucca Water Company Ltd., Case Number 172103, San Bernardino, California, dated September 16, 1977, (Judgment) Hi-Desert Water District (HDWD) through its Board of Directors was appointed by the Court as Watermaster to administer the provisions of the Judgment.  Subsequently, on February 10, 1992, Judge Phillip Schaefer of the West District for the County of San Bernardino Superior Court ordered the Warren Valley Basin Watermaster to report to the Court on an annual basis the water levels in the basin and any matters that might impact the safe yield of the basin.  In December 1997, the Watermaster petitioned the Court to modify the 1992 Order to instead require that the Watermaster report to the Court annually on conditions affecting water supply, use and disposal, and to implement a groundwater monitoring program for basin management.  The Watermaster undertook this action because, in general, a safe yield determination is made for the purpose of allocating water resources among competing claims of right.  In this case, HDWD is solely responsible for purchasing supplemental water.  Securing supplemental supplies and monitoring water levels to insure that there is adequate water in storage to meet the demands of the basin is consistent with good water management practices and is a better use of available funds than preparing safe yield determinations.  

Annual reports are based on a water year (October 1 through September 30).  The Watermaster reports on precipitation, water demands, production, water deliveries, water levels and trends.  Information is obtained from various sources including records on file with Hi-Desert Water District, Mojave Water Agency, State Regional Water Quality Control Board, and Yucca Valley California Department of Forestry.  


 Annual Reports

1991-1992 Annual Report

1992-1993 Annual Report

1993-1995 Annual Report

1995-1996 Annual Report

1996-1997 Annual Report

1997-1998 Annual Report

1998-1999 Annual Report

1999-2000 Annual Report

2000-2001 Annual Report

2001-2002 Annual Report

2002-2003 Annual Report

2003-2004 Annual Report

2004-2005 Annual Report

2005-2006 Annual Report

2006-2007 Annual Report

2007-2008 Annual Report

2008-2009 Annual Report

2009-2010 Annual Report

2010-11 Annual Report

2011-2012 Annual Report

2012-2013 Annual Report

2013-2014 Annual Report

2014-2015 Annual Report

2015-2016 Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report