Yuma Area Office
Program and Activities

Yuma Area Water Management System (YAWMS)

is a networked Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system designed to:

  • Remotely gather water flows and elevation data from wells to provide inputs for groundwater maps
  • Remotely gather power consumption data to maximize pumping efficiency and identify maintenance requirements

YAWMS is used to monitor and control 97 groundwater pumping wells.  Of these, 66 are Reclamation wells which can also be controlled remotely.  57 additional wells are used only for groundwater monitoring.  An introduction to how groundwater affects agriculture and real estate in our area can be found at:  Groundwater Basics.  An illustrated explanation of our YAWMS SCADA system is at:  YAWMS SCADA.





Last Updated: 10/15/21