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
Agency Name
Berrenda Mesa Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State 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
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources
Development Types
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

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