Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Project No. 14797

Devil Canyon Project

Applicant: California Department of Water Resources
County: San Bernardino County
FERC License Expiration Date: January 31, 2022
Water Quality Certification Status: Final Issued August 12, 2022
Waterbody: California Aqueduct, West Fork Mojave River
FERC Licensing Process: Traditional Licensing Process

Project Description

Facilities associated with the Devil Canyon Project are part of a larger water storage and delivery system, the State Water Project (SWP), which is the largest state-owned and operated water supply project of its kind in the United States.

The Devil Canyon Project is located on the East Branch of the State Water Project, south of the town of Hesperia, in San Bernardino County, California. The existing Project boundary includes 3,744 acres, of which 220.98 acres are San Bernardino National Forest Service land managed by the United States Department of Agriculture. The existing Project has an authorized installed capacity of 280 megawatts (MW).

The existing Project elements consists of: (1) Cedar Springs Dam; (2) Silverwood Lake; (3) San Bernardino Tunnel; (4) Devil Canyon Powerplant; (5) Devil Canyon Powerplant Afterbay; (6) Devil Canyon Switchyard; (7) Devil Canyon Second Afterbay.

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