Dunsmuir Water Main Replacement Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Dunsmuir
Document Title
Dunsmuir Water Main Replacement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The City's water distribution system consists of approximately 105,000 feet (19.9 miles) of mainline piping ranging from 1-inch to 18-inch diameter. Many areas in the City's water service boundary are served by undersized pipelines that are 40 to 60 years old and do not have adequate fire flows. In addition, an existing 4-inch steel main that crosses 1-5 near the High School predates Interstate 5 (1-5) and is buried approximately 30 feet deep. If a break occurs on this line, the line would have to be capped and abandoned, which would reduce the flow rate to the High School. In addition, in 2013 and 2014, City staff repaired 107 water leaks in its distribution system, and many additional repairs have been completed since that time. In some areas, there is such an extensive leak history that the presence of multiple past leak repair clamps prevents the City from making additional repairs. In these locations, short sections of pipe must be replaced in order to repair the leak. See Attached NOE For Full Details.

Contact Information

Randy Johnsen
Agency Name
City of Dunsmuir
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of Dunsmuir
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
The proposed Project is located within the City of Dunsmuir city limits and in a portion of the unincorporated area of Siskiyou County, in Sections 13, 24, 25, and 36, Township 39N, Range 4W, of the US. Geological Survey's (USGS) Dunsmuir 7.5-minute quadrangle. As shown in Figure 1, improvements would occur in four general areas of the City: North Dunsmuir, the River Avenue area, Central Dunsmuir, and South Dunsmuir. Improvements in North Dunsmuir, the River Avenue area, and Central Dunsmuir would occur within the Dunsmuir city limits. Improvements in the South Dunsmuir area would occur in unincorporated areas of Siskiyou County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15302, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
See Attached NOE


Notice of Exemption

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