Projects

Citrus Reservoir Aerial

Aerial view of the Citrus Reservoir

The Agency operates the Little San Gorgonio Creek Recharge Facility, on Orchard Street in Cherry Valley. The facility includes six ponds in which State Project Water is placed to percolate into the ground to recharge the Beaumont groundwater basin. The facility was partially funded by a Prop 13 grant from the State of California and the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority. State Project Water is pumped to the facility via the East Branch Extension. The Cherry Valley Pump Station, located at the corner of Orchard Street and Taylor Street, is the terminal pump station on the Extension.

The East Branch Extension begins at Devil Canyon Power Plant in San Bernardino (near the Cal State, San Bernardino campus) and traverses the cities of San Bernardino, Highland, and Yucaipa before crossing into Riverside County. It then traverses the City of Calimesa and the community of Cherry Valley before ending near the intersection of Orchard Street and Noble Street.

  • Crafton Hills Reservoir

    Construction of a half-mile long, 48-inch diameter pipeline connecting the existing EBX Pipeline with the existing Yucaipa Pipeline.

    Crafton Hills Aug 2013
  • Crafton Hills Reservoir

    The Crafton Hills Reservoir will include a bypass pipeline around the reservoir.

    2014 Crafton Hills Reser Refill
  • Crafton Hills Reservoir

    2014 Crafton Hills Reservoir Refill

    2014 Crafton Hills Reser Refill
  • Beaumont Ave Recharge Facility Pipeline Project

    Installation of pipeline connecting the ponds to the East Branch Extension under Orchard Street

    Beaumont Ave Recharge Facility Pipeline Project
  • Field well maintenance

    field well maintenance
  • Well measuring

    Well measuring
  • Measuring well depth.

    SGPWA measuring well depth
  • Citrus Reservoir

    Reservoir has storage capacity of approximately 560 acre-feet and a surface area of about 18
    acres.

    Citrus Reservoir
  • Cherry Valley Pump Station

    Cherry Valley Pump Plant will be enlarged from 32 cfs to 52 cfs.

    Cherry Valley Pump Station Interior 2015
  • Cherry Valley Pump Station

    Pump install at the Cherry Valley Pump Station.

    Cherry Valley Pump Station install of pump
  • Cherry Valley Pump Station

    One of three pump stations in the East Branch Extension.

    Cherry Valley Pump Station

Existing Facilities

East Branch Extension. The East Branch Extension, or EBX, is the portion of the State Water Project that conveys water to the Pass area. It begins at the Devil Canyon Power Plant in San Bernardino and ends on Noble Street just south of Orchard Street in Cherry Valley. The California Department of Water Resources decided to add the EBX to the State Water Project in the 1990’s. The project was a partnership between the Department of Water Resources (DWR), the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, (Valley District), and the Agency. Construction of Phase 1 was completed in March 2003.

The project consists of several miles of pipeline, three pumping stations (Greenspot Pump Station in Highland, Crafton Hills Pump Station in Mentone, and Cherry Valley Pump Station in Cherry Valley), and one operational reservoir (Crafton Hills Reservoir, a 90-acre-foot reservoir in Yucaipa). The project was constructed to take approximately one-half of the Agency’s State Water Project allotment of 17,300 acre-feet per year.

The EBX is operated by the Agency and Valley District under an agreement with the Department of Water Resources. Click here for more information.


Little San Gorgonio Creek Recharge Facility. The Agency operates the Little San Gorgonio Creek Recharge Facility on Orchard Street in Cherry Valley. The facility consists of six ponds that recharge State Water Project water into the Beaumont Basin. This was the first recharge facility constructed in the Beaumont Basin, and has been operated since 2003 when it first came online. Water recharged in this facility is used solely to offset overdraft in the basin. The Agency constructed this facility with the help of a grant from the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority.

Planned Facilities

East Branch Extension Phase 2. Phase 2 of the East Branch Extension, the series of pipes, pump stations, and reservoirs that convey water to the Pass from our delivery point, Devil Canyon Power Plant in the City of San Bernardino, is designed to allow the Agency to import its full allotment of 17,300 acre-feet of water in a year. The project consists of six miles of 66-inch pipe under the Santa Ana River and through Mentone to Yucaipa, the new Citrus Pump Station and Reservoir in Mentone, and additional pumps for the Crafton Hills and Cherry Valley Pump Stations. The total cost of the project is approximately $200 million; the Agency’s share of this will be approximately $80 million. The project is expected to be fully online in early 2016. It will be funded through the Agency’s ad valorem property tax rate.


Beaumont Avenue Recharge Facility. The Beaumont Avenue Recharge Facility will be a new groundwater recharge facility that will enable the Agency to import more water in wet years when it is available and to store it in the local groundwater basin. By adding the ability to store more water in local aquifers, the facility will help to drought-proof the region. Storage is one of the keys to surviving droughts. The facility, located at the southwest corner of Brookside and Beaumont Avenue in Beaumont, will consist of five large ponds, a pipeline connecting the ponds to the East Branch Extension under Orchard Street, and a new connection to the East Branch Extension. The total estimated cost of the facility is $8 million, including $3 million for land costs. The facility is expected to be online in 2016, when the East Branch Extension Phase 2 goes online. It will be funded through the Agency’s general fund, not from the Agency’s ad valorem property tax rate.