English Meadows Floodplain Restoration and Enhancement Project

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021050237
Lead Agency
Nevada Irrigation District
Document Title
English Meadows Floodplain Restoration and Enhancement Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
7/16/2021
Document Description
Consistent with the District's land use objectives, the purpose of this Project is to improve watershed/floodplain function and resilience of English Meadow and the surrounding forest to achieve the following benefits: • Reduce the transport of bedload and fine sediment from the upper watershed into Jackson Meadows Reservoir (maintain reservoir water storage capacity). • Increase seasonal retention and release of precipitation in the meadow floodplain aquifer. • Enhance habitat for meadow-dependent species. • Improve forest health to reduce wildfire risk through fuels reduction. • Increase snowpack and surface flow through mechanical thinning of the forest community on surrounding slopes. • Reduce conifer encroachment into the meadow.

Contact Information

Name
Neysa King
Agency Name
Environmental Resource Administrator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Truckee
Counties
Nevada, Sierra
Regions
Countywide, Northern California
Parcel #
Sierra County - Portion of N 1/2 of Sect 4 T18N, R13E, APN 014-130-002 Nevada County - Portion o
Waterways
Middle Yuba River Watershed, Jackson Meadows Reservoir
Township
18N
Range
13E
Section
4
Base
MtDiablo
Other Location Info
The Project lies in the headwaters of the Middle Yuba River watershed, approximately 35 miles northwest of Lake Tahoe, and straddles the boundary between Nevada and Sierra counties. The closest city is Truckee, in Nevada County (Map 1). The Middle Yuba River, which bisects English Meadow, flows into Jackson Meadows Reservoir approximately 1 mile downstream of the Project. The Project is located in Section 4 of Township 18 North, Range 13 East of the Mt. Diablo Meridian and Baseline (Map 1). The Project is located on NID-owned lands.
Other Information
Sierra County - Portion of N 1/2 of Sect 4 T18N, R13E, APN 014-130-002 Nevada County - Portion of N 1/2 of Sect 4 T18N, R13E, APN 015-030-005

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Nevada Irrigation District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerks
Nevada, Sierra
Final Environmental Document Available at
https://www.nidwater.com/english-meadow

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]

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