North Davis Conveyance Channel (North Davis Ditch)

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The North Davis Conveyance Channel (North Davis Ditch) was constructed to convey stormwater and agricultural runoff across the top of the city and ultimately into the Willow Slough Bypass. In 2013 and 2014, the corridor was revitalized using state grant funds (Proposition 84) to create a functioning riparian landscape, providing ecological benefits for wildlife, urban residents and adjacent farmland. The revitalization project was collaboration among the Putah Creek Council (lead), the City of Davis, the Sacramento Tree Foundation, the Center for Land-Based Learning, and community volunteers.


The City of Davis owns this property in fee title.


About 20 acres.

Open space benefits:

The revitalization project improved wildlife habitat along 1.25 miles of this storm water channel. There is a paved path that parallels the drainage through most of North Davis with access locations at many residential cul-de-sacs.

Public accessibility:

This conveyance channel is not developed or maintained for public access. However, it is highly observable from the adjacent bike path and agricultural road. 


This property meanders along the City’s northern edge between Sycamore Lane and F Street.