Eastside Water Bank Expansion Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency (AVEK)
Document Title
Eastside Water Bank Expansion Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
undeveloped Land zoned Heavy Agriculture designated Rural Land 2

Document Description
AVEK is proposing to expand the existing Eastside Water Bank facility to include three recharge basins east of the existing recharge ponds, three 18-inch turnout pipes, and a single 24-inch delivery pipeline. The three recharge basins would encompass 74 acres and would be located on a 160-acre parcel east of the existing recharge ponds. Operation of the project would involve the storing of surplus State Water Project raw water, which would be recharged into the local groundwater basin. Recharge is estimated to occur at a rate of 8,900 acre feet in 8 months. Excavations would be required to create the basins; excavated material would be used as fill material to construct the berms. The 24-inch delivery pipeline would accommodate gravity flow to the new basins. The new 24-inch delivery pipeline would connect to the existing 24-inch pipeline at the existing operation and control building located south of the existing recharge ponds and would exit the building in the south and traverse eastward towards the new recharge basins. Individual inlets to each of the three recharge basins would be through 18-inch pipes that connect to the 24-inch delivery pipeline. Access to the new facilities would be provided from East Avenue U via a 20-foot wide road that would encircle the recharge basins.

Contact Information
Dwayne Chisam, P.E., General Manager/Chief Engineer
Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant
6500 West Avenue N
Palmdale, CA 93551

Phone : (661) 943-3201


34°31'56.3"N 117°56'42.8"W
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
E. Avenue U between 96th Street E and 106th Street E
Total Acres
State Highways
Southern Pacific
Keppel Academy, Keppel Special Education, Antelope Elementary Sc

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Water Bank Expansion)
Local Action
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources 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 Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Utilities/Service Systems Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Parks and Recreation 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, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 6 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 California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
Notice of Intent to Adopt IS MND 21   PDF 220 K Signed_Draft_ISMND_February_2021   PDF 2735 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 598 K
NOC and Transmittal_complete   PDF 877 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021020195_CDFW Comment   PDF 590 K 2021020195_DOT Comment   PDF 191 K

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