Forbestown Ditch Pipeline Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
North Yuba Water District
Document Title
Forbestown Ditch Pipeline Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
North Yuba Water District
Present Land Use
Multiple including TPZ and RR-5

Document Description
The Forbestown Ditch is located in Butte and Yuba Counties and begins near the community of Woodleaf. The ditch is within Sections 33 and 34, Township 20 North, Range 07 East, Sections 3-9, Township 19 North, Range 07 East, and Section 12, Township 19 North, Range 06 East of the Clipper Mills United States Geologic Survey (USGS) 7.5-minute quadrangle and Sections 11 and 12, Township 19 North, Range 06 East of the Forbestown USGS 7.5-minute quadrangle. The total length of the Forbestown Ditch is approximately 10 miles broken into two sections, the upper section is approximately eight miles and begins at the Woodleaf Penstock South Fork gauging station (SF 14) and travels to the inlet of the Costa Creek Siphon. The upper section, for the most part, meanders parallel to the natural topographic contours. The lower section is approximately two miles long and begins at the outlet of the Costa Creek Siphon and runs through several residential areas and ends at the Water Treatment Plant located in Forbestown.

Contact Information
Jeff Maupin
North Yuba Water District
8691 La Porte Road
Brownsville, CA 95919

Phone : (530) 675-2567


39°33'7.2"N 121°11'38.08"W
Butte Yuba
Cross Streets
Woodleaf Tunnel Road and La Porte Road
Oroleve Creek, Woodleaf Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Ditch Piping)
Local Action
Project Issues
Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Department of Water Resources California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5


Environmental Document
Forbestown Ditch_IS-MND Final Draft   PDF 10944 K
NOC   PDF 1321 K
Notice of Determination
2020069035_RWQCB Comment   PDF 4368 K

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