The Yucaipa Valley Water District is located about 70 miles east of Los Angeles and about 25 miles northwest of Palm Springs. Located in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, the Yucaipa Valley Water District is in the upper elevations of the Santa Ana Watershed.
The altitude throughout the service area the District rises from about 2,000 feet above sea level at the western end of the valley to about 5,000 feet at the eastern end. The topography of the area is characterized by rolling hills separated by entrenched stream beds, namely, the Yucaipa and Wilson Creeks.
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The Yucaipa Valley Water District includes the incorporated cities of Yucaipa and Calimesa and portions of unincorporated San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
The undeveloped land within the District's boundaries will be developed consistent with the general plans approved by the City of Yucaipa and the City of Calimesa. This will result in a projected ultimate population of approximately 94,800.
Although approximately 49.8% of the land within the boundaries of the District is currently undeveloped, less than 1% of District water sales are to agricultural water users.