UC Davis Medical Center Cooling Tower Upgrade

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of California
Document Title
UC Davis Medical Center Cooling Tower Upgrade
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The University of California is exempt from local land use controls.
Document Description
The University of California, Davis Medical Center, Facilities Design and Construction Department has identified the need to upgrade and replace the existing Tower Tech cooling towers, located at the 2.5 acre Davis Medical Center Central Plant with more efficient and greater capacity cooling towers. The existing cooling towers are located immediately west of the Central Plant and currently consist of 12 units, each with a capacity of 2000 gallons per minute (gpm)/unit. These existing units are 12 feet in height and each have a footprint of 12 feet by 24 feet. At Central Plant buildout (2030), as analyzed in the 1994 EIR, the cooling towers were anticipated to consist of 10 units, with a total capacity of 47,250 gpm. The new cooling towers are proposed to be located just west of the existing towers, and will consist of a total of four units, each with a capacity of 9,500 gpm/unit (total capacity of 38,000 gpm) and have a counterflow design. These new cooling towers will be 50 feet in height and will each have a footprint of 36 feet by 36 feet. Installation of the new cooling towers will require excavation to a depth of five feet under the 5,184 square foot footprint of the proposed cooling towers. No other ground disturbance will take place during construction of the Proposed Project.

Contact Information

Tom Rush
Agency Name
University of California
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
2nd Avenue and 49th Street
Total Acres
State Highways
50,80, and 99
American River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency
Development Types
Other (Cooling Tower Upgrade)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildlife

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