- Fall Creek Water System Improvement
- Greenhorn Creek Floodplain Restoration & Trails Project
- Safe Routes to School
- Wastewater Treatment Plant & Wastewater System Improvements
Fall Creek Water System Improvement
The Fall Creek Water System Improvement Project was designed to improve the overall quality of the City's water in order to meet State and Federal water quality standards, as well as a number of other goals that improve overall quality and consistency of water service in Yreka. Included in this project is a new 2.5 million gallon clearwell tank, water treatment plant upgrades, a new filter pump station, expansion of the Fall Creek pump station and other improvements.
The $11,185,000 project was funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development grant and low-interest loan. The City also contributed $1,126,000. The contractor was T and S Construction from Sacramento and PACE Engineering from Redding supervised the construction.
Greenhorn Creek Floodplain Restoration & Trails Project
This project is a culmination of more than 5 years of community planning and coordination. It was made possible by the cooperation and funding from a number of agencies, organizations and individuals including:
- Ducks Unlimited
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Friends of Greenhorn
- Shasta Regional Community Foundation
- Siskiyou Arboretum
- Tom Hesseldenz and Associates
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Construction was completed in February by Hayes and Sons, Inc. of Happy Camp.
The improvements to Greenhorn Park include widening the Creek channel to help the Park and the City better withstand a major flood event, planting native plants, trail improvements, repair of the vehicle bridge damaged in the flood of 2005/2006, and replacement of the pedestrian bridge at the mouth of the Creek in the upper portion of the Park. The project's focus has been centered on improving the functionality of the floodplain and wildlife habitat while enhancing safe, outdoor recreation opportunities for people to enjoy the Park's natural areas.
Safe Routes to School
The Safe Routes to School Project, completed in May of 2012, was designed to improve routes that students take to school by improving sidewalk conditions, installing electronic speed feedback signs, and improving crosswalk markings. The Safe Routes to School Program, administered by Caltrans, contributed $396,000 to the project, and the City contributed $44,000. The contractor, R.B. Aldrich Construction, is from Fort Jones.
View the Safe Routes to School Project Map (PDF).
Wastewater Treatment Plant & Wastewater System Improvements
Completed in 2016, the City of Yreka completed a major upgrade to the City's wastewater system. The $5,000,000 project was financed by a USDA Rural Development low-interest loan. This project was designed to correct existing deficiencies and improve the efficiency of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, reduce excessive inflow and infiltration in the wastewater collection system, and assure that the Plant and Collection systems continue to meet State and Federal standards.