Cactus Basins Recharge Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
Document Title
Cactus Basins Recharge Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Cactus Basins - OSRS; Cactus Basins Pipeline - single family residential, and SP; Flow Structure - U (Utility)
Document Description
The proposed project includes recharge of imported water to the Cactus Basins 3/3A and 5, maintenance of basins 3/3A and 5 as related to recharge operations, and construction and operation of the Cactus Basins Pipeline. The proposed pipeline will flow under pressure to a concrete distribution structure where it will flow by gravity to a City of Rialto storm drain (buried pipe). No pump stations would be required. A concrete structure housing the flow control valves and meters will be constructed adjacent to the turnout off of the Devil Canyon Azusa Pipeline, in which SBVMWD has access to SWP water.

Contact Information

Mr. Chris Jones
Agency Name
San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
Job Title
Preserve System Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


San Bernardino
Citywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Base Line Road, Cactus Avenue, Ayala Drive, Easton Street
Total Acres
State Highways
10, 15, 215, 210, 66
BNSF, Amtrak
Rialto Municipal (closed)
Eisenhower, Dunn, Wilmar, Trapp
Lytle Wash

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), 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 Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Other (Groundwater Recharge of up to approximately 7,000 AFY)
Local Actions
Groundwater Recharge
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Solid Waste, Transportation
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
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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