East Highline Reservoir and Intake Channel project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Imperial Irrigation District
Document Title
East Highline Reservoir and Intake Channel project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
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and A-3 (Heavy Agriculture) (County of Imperial 2017), with a small portion that crosses a parcel of federal land withdrawn to Reclamation.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
Lead/Public Agency
333 E. Barioni Boulevard
Imperial, CA 92251

Phone : (760) 339-9353


32°43'35"N 115°16'52"W
Cross Streets
Holdridge Rd., and Verde School Rd.,
Total Acres
Parcel #
005-250-020, 059-310-005, 055-310-007, 055-310-006, 059-310-006
State Highways
Verde Elementary School
East Highline Canal, All-American Canal

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (cont., and Intake Channel)(Type Reservoir)
Local Action
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 Septic System Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Colorado River Board Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance Department of Water Resources California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)


State Comments
2019011070   PDF 432 K

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