WR-34 Hydroelectric Power Generation Facility

Summary

SCH Number
2013041060
Lead Agency
Rancho California Water District
Document Title
WR-34 Hydroelectric Power Generation Facility
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received

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
Rancho California Water District
42135 Winchester Road P.O. Box 9017
Temecula, CA 92590

(951) 296-6900

Location

Coordinates
33°29'49"N 117°8'41"W
Cities
Temecula
Counties
Riverside
Cross Streets
Pujol Street
Zip
92592
Total Acres
.10
Parcel #
922210011
State Highways
SR 79
Schools
Hillcrest Academy
Waterways
Murrieta Creek, Temecula Creek, Santa Margarita River
Township
8S
Range
3W
Base
SBB&M

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Hydroelectric (335 kw Watts)
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Growth Inducing Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Sewer Capacity Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Boating and Waterways California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Public Health California Energy Commission California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 8 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 9 Resources Agency State Lands Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
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