Eagle Mountain Pumped Storage Project

7 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2009011010
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Eagle Mountain Pumped Storage Project
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Received
Present Land Use
Open desert land.

Document Description
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

Location

Coordinates
33°51'54.1"N 115°28'18.1"W
Counties
Riverside
Cross Streets
Kaiser Road
Zip
92239
Total Acres
2364
State Highways
Hwy 177
Schools
Eagle Mountain
Waterways
Eagle Creek (ephemeral)
Township
3S
Range
14E
Base
SBB&M
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Eagle Mountain

Notice of Completion

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 Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: Greenhouse Gases
Reviewing Agencies
Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Sacramento)
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