Eagle Mountain Pumped Storage Project

7 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Eagle Mountain Pumped Storage Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR

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

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