East Highline Reservoir and Intake Channel project

Summary

SCH Number
2019011070
Lead Agency
Imperial Irrigation District
Document Title
East Highline Reservoir and Intake Channel project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation
Received
Present Land Use
Zoned as A-2 (General Agriculture) and A-3 (Heavy Agriculture) (County of Imperial 2017), with a small portion that crosses a parcel of federal land withdrawn to Reclamation. The Imperial County General Plan Land Use designation for the site is predominantly Agriculture, with a portion of the intake channel on Recreation/Open Space land.

Document Description
The proposed project includes a single bay reservoir facility, covering approximately 370 acres, which would manage up to 3,400 acre-feet of water. The water managed in the proposed reservoir would then gravity flow into the East Highline (EHL) Canal, one of three main canals that branch off the All-American Canal (AAC), a facility owned by the U.S. Department of Interior through the Bureau of Reclamation, serving the water service area of IID. Water temporarily stored in the proposed reservoir would be delivered to serve downstream agricultural demands through an automated gate outlet with a gravity flow capacity of approximately 1,500 cfs for delivery into the EHL Canal. Water managed by the proposed reservoir would be delivered to agricultural water users. IID does not provide treated water service. The proposed project also includes an intake channel, which would branch off the north side of the AAC to convey the operational water flows from the AAC through an open channel canal to the proposed reservoir at a flow rate of up to 1,5000 cubic feet per seconds (cfs). Note: See NOP for full project description

Contact Information
Sarah Lopez
Imperial Irrigation District
333 E. Barioni Boulevard
Imperial, CA 92251

Phone : (760) 339-9353

Location

Coordinates
32°43'35"N 115°16'52"W
Cities
Holtville
Counties
Imperial
Cross Streets
Holdridge Rd., and Verde School Rd.,
Zip
92250
Total Acres
556
Parcel #
005-250-020, 059-310-005, 055-310-007, 055-310-006, 059-310-006
State Highways
98
Schools
Verde Elementary School
Waterways
East Highline Canal, All-American Canal
Township
16S
Range
16E
Section
26

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (cont., and Intake Channel)(Reservoir Type)
Local Action
Other Action
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals 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 Department of Parks and Recreation Colorado River Board Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 7 Resources Agency State Lands Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Caltrans, District 11

Attachments

State Comments
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