WR-34 Hydroelectric Power Generation Facility


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Rancho California Water District
Document Title
WR-34 Hydroelectric Power Generation Facility
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Z: Conservation (OS-C) GPD: Medium-density Residential (M)
Document Description
The Rancho CA Water District proposes to construct a hydroelectric power generation facility at the existing WR-34 Turnout Facility. The WR-34 Turnout Facility discharges raw (untreated) water into the Santa Margarita River, as provided in the District's Cooperative Resources Management Agreement with the US Government. The hydroelectric power generation facility would capture the approximately 400 feet of excess pressure head generated at the WR-34 Turnout Facility and would convert the excess pressure head into hydroelectric energy, enabling the recovery and conversion of presently lost energy into an available, renewable resource. The proposed hydroelectric facility could generate up to approximately 1,300 annual megawatt hours (MWh) on average and would tie into the Southern CA Edison electrical distribution system.

Contact Information

Andrew Webster
Agency Name
Rancho California Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Pujol Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 79
Hillcrest Academy
Murrieta Creek, Temecula Creek, Santa Margarita River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Power:Hydroelectric (Megawatts 335 kw)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, 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, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire

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