The Scotts Flat Lower Connector Trail Project (Proposed Project or Project) will enhance public safety and recreational opportunities on District lands by constructing a 1.4-mile pedestrian trail that will provide hikers and bikers with a means to safely cross over the discharge channel below the Scotts Flat Powerhouse and Deer Creek downstream of Scotts Flat Dam Spillway, as well as providing a connection to the existing Scotts Flat Reservoir Trail (also known as the Snow Mountain Ditch Lake Trail) and Scotts Flat Trail, located on the north side of Scotts Flat Reservoir.
The trail alignment will begin at the terminus of the existing Scotts Flat Reservoir Trail (just south of Scotts Flat Campground) descend approximately 0.6 mile to the crossing of the discharge channel and Deer Creek, and then ascend approximately 0.8 mile to a proposed new parking lot located off an existing unimproved road off the Dam Road (on the southern side of the reservoir). The trail will not be open to equestrian or motorized vehicle use.
Deer Creek, Scotts Flat Reservoir, Lower Scotts Flat Lake
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Recreational (1.4 mile pedestrian and bike trail)
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
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California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
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