Vail Dam Seismic and Hydrologic Remediation Project [Project No. D1911]

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Rancho California Water District
Document Title
Vail Dam Seismic and Hydrologic Remediation Project [Project No. D1911]
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Land Use: Water utility infrastructure, vacant land; Zoning: Rural Residential; General Plan Land Use Designations: Rural Residential, Open Space Rural, and Open Space Water
Document Description
Rancho California Water District proposes the Vail Dam Seismic and Hydrologic Remediation Project (Proposed Project) in order to remediate seismic and hydrologic hazards associated with the existing Vail Dam. The Proposed Project includes construction of a straight-axis concrete gravity dam structure immediately downstream of the existing arch dam and partial demolition of the existing dam. In addition, the Proposed Project includes improvements to support construction and operation of the new dam, including improvements to on-site access roads, provision for construction staging and material disposal areas, and electrical utility relocations. On-site restoration of native vegetation communities would be conducted following completion of construction.

Contact Information

Jake Wiley
Agency Name
Rancho California Water District
Job Title
Assistant General Manager-Engineering & Operations
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Cross Streets
De Portola Road between Puaba Road and Oak Mountain Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
927-150-010, 927-150-018, 927-150-018, 927-150-036, 927-150-037, 927-150-038, 927-150-048, 927-3
State Highways
State Highway No. SR-79
Vail Lake, Temecula Creek, Wilson Creek, Arroyo Seco
8 Sth
1 West
San Bern
Other Location Info
Vail Dam and Vail Lake are located in unincorporated southwestern Riverside County, east of the city of Temecula, in Southern California. Project features are located in portions of the Vail Lake, California, Pechanga, California, Sage, California, and Bachelor Mountain, California USGS 7.5-minute topographic quadrangles. The Project site is east of Interstate 15 (I-15) and north of State Route 79 (SR-79), from approximately De Portola Road to the west to Vail Lake to the east. (See attached location exhibit.)

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, 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
Development Types
Water Facilities (Water Facilities)(Type Gravity Dam, MGD 0.000001)
Local Actions
Project Approval
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Public Services, Solid Waste, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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