Eagle Mountain Pumped Storage Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Eagle Mountain Pumped Storage Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Open desert land.

Document Description
NOTE: Extended Review Per Lead to end on 10/7/10 The project is a pumped storage hydroelectric project which will provide 1,300 MW of generating capacity, using reversible pump-turbine units, with four units of 325 MW each. The Project will use off-peak energy to pump water from a lower reservoir to an upper reservoir during periods of low electrical demand and generate energy by passing the water from the upper to the lower reservoir through the generating units during periods of high electrical demand. The Project reservoirs will be formed by filling existing mining pits with water. A 500 kilovolt (kV) double circuit transmission line will convey power to and from the Project through an interconnection collector substation located west of the unincorporated town of Desert Center, California. Groundwater from the Chuckwalla Aquifer will be used to fill the reservoirs for the initial fill and makeup water.

Contact Information
Paul Murphy
State Water Resources Control Board
1001 I Street, 14th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 341-5435


33°51'54.1"N 115°28'18.1"W
Cross Streets
Kaiser Road
Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 177
Eagle Mountain
Eagle Creek (ephemeral)
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Eagle Mountain

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Hydroelectric (1300 Watts)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Water Quality
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: Greenhouse Gases
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 8 California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission Other - Public Comments Colorado River Board California State Lands Commission

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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