Eagle Mountain Pumped Storage Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2009011010
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Eagle Mountain Pumped Storage Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
7/15/2013
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
Oscar Biondi
State Water Resources Control Board
1001 I Street, 14th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 323-9397

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 Determination

Approving Agency
State Water Resources
Final Environmental Document Available at
1001 I Street, Division of Water Rights, File Room, 2nd Floor, Sacramento CA 95814

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

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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