Berrenda Mesa Water District-Raising Reservoir Spillway Height Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Berrenda Mesa Water District
Document Title
Berrenda Mesa Water District-Raising Reservoir Spillway Height Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agricultural Exclusive Agriculture with Minimum 20 acres Agricultural

Document Description
The Berrenda Mesa Water District (BMWD), proposes to permanently increase an existing water storage reservoir spillway by 1.25 feet. For the past two summers a temporary structure has been used to raise the spillway by 1.25 feet. The reservoir is located approximately 9 miles southwest of the Town of Devil's Den. This project will permanently increase reservoir capacity and improve BMWD's off peak pumping capability. This will lessen the strain the pump station places on the California electricity grid during peak hours. The extra storage capacity provided by the reservoir allows the district to shift pumping to off peak hours without affecting deliveries to customers.

Contact Information
Harry O. Starkey
Berrenda Mesa Water District
Lead/Public Agency
2100 F Street Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone : (661) 325-1284


Cross Streets
Baker Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
Coastal Branch of the California Aqueduct, BMWD Main Canal
Other Location Info
Devil's Den

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Type Storage reservoi)
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Public Services Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT) California Energy Commission California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) Department of Water Resources

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