South Canal Diversion Fish Screen Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Yuba County Water Agency
Document Title
South Canal Diversion Fish Screen Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Yuba River; designated for extractive industrial land uses in the general plan
Document Description
Located approximately 1,000 feet upstream of Daguerre Point Dam on the south bank of the lower Yuba River, the South Canal Diversion diverts water from the lower Yuba River to approximately 30,000 acres of land in south Yuba County. Currently, fish screening/fish protection at the South Canal Diversion is provided by a 450-foot-long porous rock gabion berm fitted with a fine-mesh barrier within the barrier. Although this structure is intended to protect juvenile fish from becoming diverted from the river, the level of protection has been questioned by NMFS and CDFW. The EIR will analyze several alternatives at the project site that would improve protection of anadromous almonids in the Yuba River at the South Canal Diversion.

Contact Information

Curt Aikens
Agency Name
Yuba County Water Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Hammonton-Smartville Rd (2 miles south of project site)
State Highways
Hammonton Air Strip, Beale AFB
Yuba River, South Canal Diversion, Yuba Goldfields

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
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), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Fish Screen)
Local Actions
Fish Screen
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian

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 or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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