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
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Recreation with a "Site Performance" Combining District overlay

Document Description
Note: Extended Review Per Led 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
950 Maidu Avenue, suite 170
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
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights


Environmental Document
memo   PDF 22 K NOA   PDF 854 K
NOC   PDF 61 K

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