Stormwater Program

Stormwater Management

The city's Stormwater Program oversees the operation and management of a storm drain system consisting of 26 miles of creeks, 54 miles of open ditches, 5.5 miles of concrete-lined channels, 62 bridges, hundreds of miles of pipe, and thousands of catch basins and manholes. The goal of the program is to effectively manage stormwater runoff as a resource while improving water quality.

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 Creek and Channel Maintenance

The City performs numerous functions in cleaning and maintaining the creeks and drainage systems throughout Citrus Heights. The City contracts for these services and the contractors perform the following duties:

  • Vegetation management
  • Removal of debris and trash from public right-of-way
  • Location and removal of blockages impeding water flow
  • Filling of sandbags
  • Assisting at public events 

Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration for Routine Maintenance

The City of Citrus Heights has prepared an Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration to assess potential environmental impacts and identify avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures associated with ongoing maintenance of the City's drainage infrastructure. Physical copies of this document are also available for public review at City Hall (6360 Fountain Square Dr., Citrus Heights, CA 95621). The document is also available for download (PDF)

Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership

To coordinate regional drainage strategies, Citrus Heights, Sacramento, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento county participate in the Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership (SSQP). The program has the following goals:

  • Educate and inform the public about urban runoff pollution
  • Encourage public participation in community and clean-up events
  • Collaborate with industries and businesses to encourage pollution prevention
  • Require construction activities to reduce erosion and pollution
  • Mandate development projects to include pollution controls
  • Monitor and report water quality

To learn more, visit the SSQP website  SSQP