East Valley Water District's North Fork Channel Replacement Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
East Valley Water District
Document Title
East Valley Water District's North Fork Channel Replacement Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agricultural / Residential

Document Description
EVWD is proposing to replace and reinforce portions of its North Fork irrigation channel, located in the City of Highland in San Bernardino County, CA. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted funds for the project under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), which has been implemented under a presidential disaster declaration (FEMA-DR-1498-CA), for the southern California wildfires of October 2003. The North Fork irrigation channel is an 8-mile-long gravity-fed channel owned and maintained by EVWD, which was constructed between 1885 and 1888. The channel runs from east to west along the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. The existing channel is located to the north of Greenspot Road, between the Santa Ana River on the east and La Crestia Street on the west. It supplies water to approximately 25,000 city residents and it also provides nearly 4.5 million gallons of irrigated water to agricultural users in the area. During the October 2003 wildfires in southern California, EVWD's North Fork irrigation channel had been subject to damage and contamination, and water supply and service were temporarily affected. EVWD hopes to minimize the threat of property damage and risks to public health and safety in the project vicinity in the future. The purpose of this project is to utilize FEMA's HMGP funding to reduce the long-term risks associated with potential damages to the North Fork irrigation channel from natural hazards.

Contact Information
Robert Martin
East Valley Water District
3654 E. Highland Avenue, Suite 18
San Bernardino, CA 92346

Phone : (909) 888-8986


San Bernardino
State Highways
San Bernardino International Air
Plunge Creek and Santa Ana River
2W, 3W
1, 4,
Other Information
Section: 6, 8, 35

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Water Facilities Replacement
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Social Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 8 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Health Services Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 8 Resources Agency State Lands Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance Native American Heritage Commission

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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