Housing, Business, Public/Institutional, Industrial, and Open Space/Wilderness
The State Water Resources Control Board is preparing to issue a Draft Environmental Impact Report for The Nevada Hydro Company's proposed Lake Elsinore Advanced Pumped Storage (LEAPS) Project. The LEAPS Project would be located on Lake Elsinore and San Juan Creek and the surrounding area in Riverside and San Diego Counties, near the city of Lake Elsinore, California. The LEAPS Project would occupy approximately 845 acres of the Cleveland National Forest. The LEAPS Project would be operated as a pump storage project. Pumped storage projects move water between two reservoirs located at different elevations (i.e., an upper and lower reservoirs) to store energy and generate electricity. The proposed LEAPS Project involves construction of new Decker Canyon reservoir (upper reservoir) and use of the existing Lake Elsinore (lower reservoir). The powerhouse for the proposed LEAPS Project would include two, single-stage reversible pump-turbine units, with a total installed capacity of 500 megawatts (MW). The Project would generate an average of 1,560,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) annually.
Corona, Escondido, Lake Elsinore, Oceanside, San Diego
Riverside, San Diego
Grand Avenue and Santa Rosa Drive
SR-74, SR-14, I-15
Lakeland Village School, Lakeside High School, Mountainside Acad
Lake Elsinore, San Juan Creek
Notice of Completion
Review Period Start
Review Period End
Power:Hydroelectric (Megawatts 500)
Water Quality Certification
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Economics/Jobs, 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, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), 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, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
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