Do you know where your water comes from? For most of the Imperial Valley, the answer is easy. The Colorado River supplies water to irrigation canals for crops and livestock, and to homes and businesses for drinking water and washing. However, on the western side of Imperial Valley, communities like Ocotillo, No Mirage, Yuha Estates, and Coyote Wells get their water from a different source altogether, one that lies in the ground below. Known as the Ocotillo-Coyote Wells Aquifer, the presence and importance of this groundwater has long been known and utilized by the inhabitants and people traveling through the Valley.

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anon ymous

Where exactly is No Mirage? I've been trying to find info on the town and its location but even the USGS doesn't know its location.

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Tom Bodus

Per Wikipedia: "No Mirage is an unincorporated community in Imperial County, California. According to GNIS, its precise location is unknown." In other words, apparently it's out there -- somewhere.

anon ymous

After some research and digging through Imperial county documents - I found it. Its the little town on the 98 due south of Coyote Wells and southeast of Ocotillo. The last page of this IC community area plan has a map of the town http://www.icpds.com/CMS/Media/Ocotillo-Nomirage-Community-Area-Plan.pdf

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