Scotts Flat Lower Connector Trail Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Nevada Irrigation District
Document Title
Scotts Flat Lower Connector Trail Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Public, General Agricultural (AG-30)
Document Description
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.

Contact Information

Adrian Schneider
Agency Name
Nevada Irrigation District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Scotts Flat Campground Road, Scotts Flat Dam Road
Parcel #
038-550-004, 038-550-005
State Highways
Deer Creek, Scotts Flat Reservoir, Lower Scotts Flat Lake
Mt Diabl

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
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)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Recreational (1.4 mile pedestrian and bike trail)
Local Actions
Trail Construction
Project Issues
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


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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