Whitewater River Groundwater Replenishment Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Coachella Valley Water District
Document Title
Whitewater River Groundwater Replenishment Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
Coachella Valley Water District
Present Land Use
Groundwater Replenishment Facility/ Watercourse Zone/ Watercourse Zone & Watercourse Zone (Wind Energy Overlay)

Document Description
CVWD is requesting a right-of-way (ROW) grant from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the continued operation and maintenance of CVWD's existing Whitewater River Groundwater Replenishment Facility (Facility). Since the early 1900's, CVWD has been replenishing the Coachella Valley Groundwater Basin (Basin) in Whitewater with natural flow, snow melt, and beginning in 1973 with imported water as part of cooperative program with the Desert Water Agency. The Facility is a critical component for management of the Basin. The Facility is located on CVWD-owned lands as well as public land managed by the BLM. CVWD's existing ROW grants with the BLM have expired, and CVWD has applied to renew and amend the ROW grants.

Contact Information
William Patterson
Coachella Valley Water District
75-515 Hovley Lane East
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Phone : (760) 398-2651


33°53'33.65"N 116°35'49.32"W
Palm Springs
Cross Streets
State Route 111 and Overture Drive
Total Acres
State Highways
Other Location Info
Section: 20, 28, 30

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Groundwater Repl Type)
Local Action
ROW Renewal
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Noise Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 8 California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California State Lands Commission Colorado River Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7


Environmental Document
2020020004 NOP Letter   PDF 594 K NOP   PDF 2312 K
NOC   PDF 1281 K
State Comments
2020020004_NOP NAHC Comment   PDF 240 K 2020020004_RWQCB_NOP_EIR_Comments   PDF 1201 K

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