El Dorado Canal Diversion Vegetation Management Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
El Dorado Irrigation District
Document Title
El Dorado Canal Diversion Vegetation Management Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Natural Resources (NR) in the El Dorado General Plan

Document Description
The El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) proposes to implement the El Dorado Canal Diversion Vegetation Management Project (Project) to reduce fire risk by treating vegetation on approximately 42-acres of EID property in the vicinity of the El Dorado Canal near the El Dorado Diversion Dam. The Project site is adjacent to U.S. Highway 50 approximately 1.5 miles southwest of the town of Kyburz in El Dorado County, California. Vegetation management proposed by EID is designed to protect critical water infrastructure facilities located in a very high fire hazard severity zone while also serving to reduce fuel loads and create defensible space for neighboring communities located in the wildland urban interface. Vegetation management activities that would be carried out under the Project include tree and brush removal, mastication and pruning to inhibit fire spread. The Project would be funded by a California Climate Investments Fire Prevention Grant administered by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). The Fire Prevention program is designed to improve resiliency of forested and forest-adjacent communities and upper watershed forests while achieving climate goals.

Contact Information
Doug Venable
Environmental Review Analyst
Lead/Public Agency
2890 Mosquito Road
Placerville, CA 95667

Phone : (530) 642-4187


38°45'50.2"N 120°19'18.8"W
El Dorado
Countywide Unincorporated
Cross Streets
SR-50 and Webber Mill Road
Total Acres
State Highways

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (vegetation management program)
Local Action
Calfire grant
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological 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 Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Utilities/Service Systems Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
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 Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Office of Historic Preservation Sierra Nevada Conservancy State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
EID VMP NOI-submittal   PDF 102 K IS-MND_OPR submittal   PDF 18695 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 577 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
NOC_final   PDF 240 K

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