SFPUC Lower Crystal Springs Dam Improvement Project

14 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City and County of San Francisco
Document Title
SFPUC Lower Crystal Springs Dam Improvement Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Document Description
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) proposes to implement the Lower Crystal Springs Dam Improvements (LCSDI) project to left the operating restrictions on Crystal Springs Reservoir imposed by the California Department of Water Resources, Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD), and to restore the reservoir's historical storage capacity. The project would modify various features at the top and toe of the Lower Crystal Springs Dam. The proposed improvements would enable floodwater associated with the Probable Maximum Flood and other very large and infrequent floods to pass safely over the Lower Crystal Dam. In addition, following completion of the proposed improvements, the SFPCU proposes to modify operations of Crystal Springs Reservoir such that the maximum normal water surface elevation would be 287.8 feet, which is 4 feet higher than the currently restricted level and 4 feet lower than the historical maximum level. The proposed project has a 14-month construction schedule, but the majority of the construction would be completed in 9 months, including periods with 24-hour-per-day construction. All project components are located in an unincorporated area of San Mateo County on lands owned by the City and County of San Francisco.

Contact Information

Erika Lovejoy
Agency Name
San Francisco Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Mateo
Cross Streets
Skyline Boulevard and Crystal Springs Road
Parcel #
State Highways
92, 35, I-280
Odyssey Middle School, Highlands Elem.
San Mateo, Laguna, San Andreas, and Pilarcitos Creeks
Other Information
Lat/Long Cont. 37-29-2.976/122-19-8.724

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), Department of Water Resources
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), Department of Water Resources
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type Dam)
Local Actions
Water Distribution
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife

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