Newell Creek Dam Inlet/Outlet Replacement Project

9 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Cruz
Document Title
Newell Creek Dam Inlet/Outlet Replacement Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
water supply reservoir/TP/O-L & O-C
Document Description
The proposed project would consist of replacement of the existing aging inlet/outlet works in new locations at the Newell Creek Dam and Loch Lomond Reservoir and other associated improvements. Primary components would include a new inlet/outlet structure with three new inlets located within the Reservoir, a new outlet structure and valves at the toe of the dam, a new 10-ft-diameter tunnel containing 48-in and 10-in inlet/outlet pipelines through the right (west) dam abutment and under the dam, a new control house on the dame crest to house controls for the inlets, replacement of an approx 2,000-lf section of Newell Creek Pipeline between the outlet structure and the first isolation valve, improvements along the dam's access roads, and decommission of the existing inlet/outlet works once the replacement system is operational.

Contact Information

Sarah Easley Perez
Agency Name
City of Santa Cruz
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
Newell Creek Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Newell Creek, Loch Lomond Reservoir
Other Location Info
Ben Lomond

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 5, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type dam inlet/outlet)
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire

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