Maben Canal Encasement Project – Phase II


The proposed Project is located in Nevada County, west of Highway 49 (Grass Valley Highway) as shown in Figure 1 (link to the right of this page under “Project Map”). Access is on Lime Kiln Road beginning approximately 400 feet west of Highway 49.


The proposed Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) Maben Canal Encasement Project – Phase II (Project) would relocate water from the existing canal into an 18-inch pipeline placed within the Lime Kiln roadway. The total length of the pipeline is approximately 2,450 feet. There are currently seven existing customers getting water from the canal and a potential five new customers that could connect to the new pipeline. The goal and purpose of the Project is to increase the reliability and capacity of the raw water system, and to eliminate maintenance and access issues related to the canal on private properties.
The project is currently under design and it is anticipated that the first segment of construction will occur in the summer of 2018 and the remaining segment to be completed in 2019.
A property owner meeting was scheduled for January 30, 2018 at the District’s main office (1036 W. Main Street, Grass Valley) starting at 6:30 pm to introduce the project and discuss the District’s plans. The power point presentation can be accessed on this website (link to the right of this page under “Project Documents”).