Newtown Canal Partial Encasement Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Nevada Irrigation District
Document Title
Newtown Canal Partial Encasement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Present land use is residential. The General Plan Land Use designation is "Estate" and the zoning in Residential Agricultural (RA-3).
Document Description
NOTES: Review per Lead The present canal segment is approximately 1900 feet in length and ranges from three feet to appoximately seven feet in width. The proposed project would widen the majority of the existing Newtown Canal segment to 10 to 14 feet and create a nine foot wide access berm for maintenance along the widened canal locations. Due to physical constraints (houses and structures) that prohibit canal widening and maintenance, two canal sections on each end and one in the middle of the segment will be placed within pipes. The east end pipe would be 36" diameter pipe for approximately 280 feet. At the west end it would be a 25" pipe. In the middle segment it would be 20-foot of pipe (36-inch diameter) in order to protect existing undermining of tree roots. In another location, a culvert (approximately 12 feet in length) will be added to replace a current wooden bridge that spans the canal.

Contact Information

Adrian Schneider
Agency Name
Nevada Irrigation District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Nevada City
Cross Streets
Newtown Road and Justine Lane
Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 49
Deer Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type canal/pipeline)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, Cal Fire
Reviewing Agency Comments
Cal Fire

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