Van Norden Dam Spillway Modification Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Nevada County
Document Title
Van Norden Dam Spillway Modification Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Recreation with a "Site Performance" Combining District overlay

Document Description
Truckee Donner Land Trust is proposing modifications to the dam spillway that would lower the spillway to allow unrestricted flow of water. The existing notch of the spillway would be lowered by 4.5 feet. The new spillway would be 48 feet wide and 95.4 feet long with concrete aprons on the upstream and downstream ends of the spillway. The new spillway would include a small incised channel 0.5 foot deep and 3 feet wide to allow water passage during low flow conditions in the summer and fall months. A 5 foot deep by 1.5 foot wide concrete wall would be placed below the modified spillway on the upstream portion of the spillway to prevent water seepage. Modification of the Van Norden spillway would require a Use Permit from the County of Nevada.

Contact Information
Coleen L. Shade
Nevada County
Lead/Public Agency
950 Maidu Avenue
Nevada City, CA 95959

Phone : (530) 470-2526


39°19'13.81"N 120°22'38.85"W
Cross Streets
Soda Springs Road, Donner Pass Road
State Highways
Star Academy
South Yuba River
Other Location Info
Soda Springs

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
Use Permit
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 Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire 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 Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)

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.

Download CSV New Search Print