Newport Bay Water Wheel

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Newport Beach
Document Title
Newport Bay Water Wheel
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Open Space
Document Description
The project entails installing and operating a floating trash removal system (water wheel) secured to pilings within San Diego Creek. Landside improvements would include construction of an access road and disposal bin loading/unloading system. The Water Wheel would generate a portion of its own power from the flowing current of San Diego Creek which would be used to propel a conveyor belt to divert floating trash and place it into a disposal bin prior to the trash entering Newport Bay. The Water Wheel would be operated during dry-weather and before, during and after most storm events and is designed for an expected useful life of 20 years. The project would encompass approximately 0.67 acres.

Contact Information

John Kappeler
Agency Name
City of Newport Beach
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Newport Beach
Cross Streets
Jamboree Rd and Bayview Way
Total Acres
State Highways
73 & 55
John Wayne Airport
Bay-Back Newport
San Diego Creek/Upper Newport Bay

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (Floating waste removal system)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Funding
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire

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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