Nevada Irrigation District Raw Water Master Plan
HELIX Environmental Planning (HELIX) is preparing a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the Nevada Irrigation District’s Raw Water Master Plan. The Nevada Irrigation District is a diversified water resource agency that supplies water to nearly 25,000 homes, farms and businesses in Nevada and Placer Counties in the foothills of Northern California. Environmental issues currently being analyzed in detail in the PEIR include aesthetics, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology/soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards/hazardous materials, hydrology/water quality, land use/planning, noise, and transportation/traffic. Where appropriate, programmatic mitigation measures are being prescribed to address impacts that had the potential to have a significant adverse impact on the environment. The PEIR will streamline CEQA review of future construction projects within the Raw Water Master Plan.