Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Document Title
Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Land zoning designations for the parcels are agricultural ranchlands. surrounding land uses include grazing, water storage, etc.

Document Description
Note: Extended Per Lead Project includes construction and operation of a new dam and reservoir, pump station, conveyance facilities, and related miscellaneous infrastructure (e.g., access roads). The new dam and reservoir would be constructed on Pacheco Creek 0.5 mile upstream from the existing North Fork Dam, and would inundate most of the existing Pacheco Reservoir. The proposed total storage for the new reservoir is 141,600 acre-feet, with an active storage of up to 140,800 acre-feet. Water will be collected in the new reservoir during the winter months from runoff from the local watershed area, and diversion of Central Valley Projects supplies from Pacheco Pipeline, when needed.

Contact Information
Melih Ozbilgin
Santa Clara Valley Water District
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118-3614

Phone : (408) 630-2725


37°3'25"N 121°17'32"W
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
SR 152 and El Toro Road
Parcel #
State Highways
Pacheco Creek, Pajaro River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Reservoir Expans Type)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Protection Commission Delta Stewardship Council Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 17 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Transportation, District 4 Department of Water Resources

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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