What is stormwater?
Water from rain and melting snow either soaks into the ground or “runs off” to lower areas, flowing into gutters and storm drains and then to creeks, lakes, and the Sacramento River. On its way, runoff water, or stormwater, can pick up and carry substances that pollute water. Some substances – like pesticides, fertilizers, oil and soap – are harmful in any quantity. Others – like sediment from construction, pet waste, grass clippings and leaves – can harm creeks, rivers and lakes when present in sufficient quantities.
While rain and snow are natural, stormwater and the pollutants it contains are not! It’s our job to keep Mt Shasta’s waterways clean.
The DRAFT Stormwater Master Plan is now available!
Public comment will be taken on the Draft plan from June 12, 2020 through July 3, 2020. Comments should be written and submitted via email to Juliana Lucchesi at vog.a1600459043catsa1600459043hstm@1600459043isehc1600459043culj1600459043 or delivered to 305 N Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 Attention: Stormwater Master Plan.
Presentations of the Draft Plan will be presented at the June 16, 2020 Planning Commission and at the June 22, 2020 City Council meeting.
Watch a recording of our virtual public meeting! Learn about proposed projects to improve the City’s drainage!
Clean water is protected by an informed public. To learn more about stormwater issues and what property owners and members of the community can do, watch this series of educational videos.
A draft of the Master Plan Outline is available for public review: Stormwater Master Plan Outline – October 28, 2019
Report a drainage problem:
To contact our Public Works Dept, call (530) 926-7510 during City Hall Business Hours (9:00am-4:00pm)
For more information contact:
Frank Lyles, CivicSpark Fellow
This project is made possible by the CivicSpark Program. CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address climate change and water management needs.
The Local Government Commission (LGC) is a non-profit organization that works to build livable communities and local leadership nationwide.