Boardman Canal and Gold Run Pipeline
November 1, 2006

Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration (November 2006)

The Boardman Canal and Gold Run Pipeline Improvement Project (Proposed Project) is located near the towns of Gold Run and Dutch Flat, about 20 miles northeast of the city of Auburn, California.  The Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) operates the Boardman Canal, which is a key component of the Agency’s raw water transmission system. The Boardman Canal begins in Alta and extends to the city of Rocklin. It generally follows the Interstate 80 corridor between Dutch Flat and Auburn, where it then flows southeast of Interstate 80 through the east Loomis Basin toward Rocklin.

The Boardman Canal generally flows within an open channel; however, portions of the canal flow through flumes and gravity pipelines, such as the Gold Run pipeline. The Gold Run pipeline receives water from an upstream open channel portion of the Boardman Canal. The Proposed Project would involve the construction of approximately 7,950 feet of pipeline (Phase 3 is approximately 2,950 feet and Phase 4 is approximately 5,000 feet) to replace fragile portions of the Gold Run pipeline, which includes areas that have experienced failures this year.

Posted in 2006, IS, Reports