Crafton Hills Reservoir Expansion Project

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Crafton Hills Reservoir Expansion Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The existing reservoir, which is proposed to be expanded, is located within the City of Yucaipa and has a land use designation of Planned Development. The proposed pipeline is located in both the unincorporated County and the City of Redlands. The County land use designation is Open Space and the zoning is Flood Control.
Document Description
The proposed project would enlarge the Crafton Hills Reservoir from a useable storage capacity of 85 acre-feet to approximately 225 acre-feet. A notch in the ridge dividing the drainages would be excavated to enlarge the reservoir into the adjacent drainage. An earthfill dam would be constructed within the drainage course adjacent to the existing reservoir. Access roads, cut slopes, and operational dam equipment would be installed. In addition, a 1/2 mile segment of 48-inch connector pipeline would be built to connect to the East Branch Extension Pipeline Reach I to the 48-inch Yucaipa Pipeline owned and operated by the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District. The pipeline would allow DWR to maintain water deliveries to Reach 2 and Reach 3 segments of the East Branch Extension while the reservoir is being enlarged. After the proposed project is completed, the connector pipeline would remain in place to provide an emergency backup in the event of a reservoir outage.

Contact Information

Sergio Escobar
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Bernardino
Cross Streets
State Route 38 (Mill Creek Road), Bryant Street, Tivoli Way, Simi Drive
Parcel #
State Highways
38, 30, I-215, I-10
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Redlands Municipal Airport
Park View Elementary School
Oak Glen Creek, Wilson Creek
23, 24

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Loans and Grants, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Water Facilities (storage, reservoir and pipeline)(Type strge, res, pipe)
Local Actions
Water Infrastructure
Project Issues
Aesthetics, 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, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian

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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