Doheny Ocean Desalination Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
South Coast Water District
Document Title
Doheny Ocean Desalination Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Recreation and Industrial/Business Zoning; Recreation/Open Space and Industrial Business Park GP designations

Document Description
The South Coast Water District proposes to develop an ocean water desalination facility in Dana Point, CA, at Doheny State Beach. The proposed desalination facility would produce up to 15 MGD of potable water, with an initial demonstration phase of 4 to 5 MGD. The major components of the project includes subsurface slant well intake system, desalination facility, product water distribution, ocean water concentrate disposal, and electrical energy service. The desalination facility would be sited on existing South Coast Water District property and the subsurface intake wells would be located at Doheny State Beach. Both the initial 4 to 5 MGD and ultimate 15 MGD capacities would be available to the District and local water agencies to provide high quality, locally-controlled, drought-proof potable drinking water supply.

Contact Information
Andrew Brunhard
South Coast Water District
31592 West Street
Laguna Beach, CA 92677

Phone : (949) 499-4555


33°27'56.5"N 117°40'53.1"W
Dana Point
Cross Streets
Pacific Coast HWY and Park Lantern
Total Acres
Parcel #
668-404-05, 412-20, 415-18
State Highways
SR-1, I-5
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
St. Edwards, Del Obispo
San Juan Creek, Dana Point Harbor

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Desalination Type, 4-15 MGD)
Local Action
Site Plan Other Action Other Action: Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Coastal Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance California Native American Heritage Commission California State Lands Commission California Department of Transportation, District 12 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9

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 or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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