Riverside Habitat, Parks, and Water Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Riverside
Document Title
Riverside Habitat, Parks, and Water Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
industrial, public park, open space, private facilities/institutional, private recreation
Document Description
The Project is a collaborative effort between the City and the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District (SBVMWD) and proposes the construction and installation of approximately 81,600 feet of pipeline and additional facilities inclusive of a storage tank, pump stations, and dechlorination stations, to supply tertiary treated recycled water to tributaries to the Santa Ana River (“Tributary Restoration Sites”) and to City parks and other landscaped areas for irrigation. The Project will divert up to 14,232 acre-feet per year (AFY) of treated recycled water from the Riverside Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP) to Tributary Restoration Sites that are part of the conservation strategy of the Upper Santa Ana River Habitat Conservation Plan (Upper SAR HCP), and to City parks and other landscaped areas for irrigation. The diverted water will directly benefit aquatic, semi-aquatic, and riparian resources of the Santa Ana River (SAR) across six locations (tributaries) and serve 17 retail users. The Project consists of two independent pipeline routes, one that runs in a downstream, or westerly direction from the RWQCP (“West Branch”), and one that runs in an upstream, or easterly direction from the RWQCP (“East Branch”).

Contact Information

Gisela Lopez
Agency Name
City of Riverside
Job Title
Senior Water Resource Analyst
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Jurupa Ave/Van Buren Blvd.
State Highways
Riverside Airport
Santa Ana River

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 Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), 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 Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 20, 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 Diversion)(Type Recycled Water, MGD 12.70)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian
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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