Newport Bay Water Wheel

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Newport Beach, City of (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
City of Newport Beach
100 Civic Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone : (949) 644-3218


33°39'4.62"N 117°51'52.41"W
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

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Floating waste removal system)
Local Action
Site Plan Other Action Other Action: Funding
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission California Department of Boating and Waterways California Department of Parks and Recreation Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 4 Resources Agency Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 Caltrans, District 12
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