Lower Cascade Canal Modernization Project

6 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2003012104
Lead Agency
Nevada Irrigation District
Document Title
Lower Cascade Canal Modernization Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Game is executing Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2009-0045-R2, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the project applicant, Nevada Irrigation District. The project is limited trenching across three waterways to bury a 48 inch diameter raw water delivery pipeline from the Clipper Creek Siphon as well as trenching for placement of a 36 inch treated water supply pipeline; grading of the bank of a section of the lower Cascade canal will also be conducted to allow for construction of a water diversion facility and a crested weir to redirect water from the 48 inch pipeline to water treatment plants or storage reservoirs as needed. Where the trenching for the pipelines crosses a waterway, temporary culverts will be installed to redirect stream flows around the work site. It is not anticipated that it will be necessary to impound water in order to dewater portions of the creeks. Temporary gravel roadways across the creeks will also be established using clean washed gravel in order to facilitate construction vehicle and equipment access. All imported gravel and temporary culverts will be removed upon completion of the project and all disturbed areas of streambed will be re-graded to pre-construction contours. Native coble will be used to return the streambed to pre-construction conditions.

Contact Information
Robert Hosea
Fish and Game
1701 Nimbus Road, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95670

916-704-9156

Location

Cities
Grass Valley
Counties
Nevada
Cross Streets
Idaho Maryland Road
State Highways
49
Airports
Nevada County Airpark
Waterways
Wolf Creek

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Fish and Game
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
Nevada Irrigation District 1036 West Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945-9103

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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