Junction City Elementary School (JCESD) currently has 75 students and 19 staff members on site on any given school day. Special events can add up to 449 people on campus using the facilities. Junction City ESD well system was installed circa 1990.
The current JCESD well site is at risk for intrusion by the shifting flow of both the Trinity River and also the changing outflow from Canyon Creek which now enters the Trinity River upriver from the well site. Out of concern for the integrity of the well site and operation, the school is taking proactive measures to ensure continued potable water delivery to the campus.
The new proposed site will be located further away from the river and has been determined by the CA Department F&W that no streambed alteration permit would be required for the proposed site.
It is expected that this new location will serve JCESD well into the future.
15269 (b) - Emergency repairs to publicly or privately owned service facilities necessary to maintain service essential
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA allows certain government actions to proceed without further CEQA review if that type of action has been previously determined not to have a significant impact on the environment. Actions defined in a Categorical Exemption may be subject to further environmental review in the case of extraordinary circumstances under exemptions under CEQA. (14 CCR § 15061(b); 14 CCR § 15300.2.)
See NOE for full reasons why project is exempt.
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