Folsom Lake Temperature Control Device

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
El Dorado Irrigation District
Document Title
Folsom Lake Temperature Control Device
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The project is within the Folsom State Recreational Area on US Bureau of Reclamation Land managed by State Department of Parks and Recreation.
Document Description
El Dorado Irrigation District, in collaboration with the US Bureau of Reclamation, proposes to construct facilities on the bank of Folsom Lake to withdraw water from the warm upper reaches of the lake while preserving the cold water pool at the bottom of the lake to protect downstream aquatic species. The facilities will include a large diameter concrete lined vertical shaft and five lined horizontal adits extending from the shaft. This structure, known as a Temperature Control Device (TCD) will replace the District's five existing raw pump casings that currently extract water from Folsom Lake at a rate of 19.5 MGD. The new facility will be sized to accommodate a maximum extraction rate of 74 MGD over an 18-hr period, which is equivalent to 52 MGD.

Contact Information

Wayne Hubbard
Agency Name
El Dorado Irrigation District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Dorado
Cross Streets
At the end of Planeta Way adjacent to Folsom Lake
Total Acres
Folsom Lake
Other Location Info
El Dorado Hills

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
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 State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Water Facilities (MGD 52)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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