Environmental Assessment: Stehekin Valley Road Improvement Project

The proposed project is to make safety and road maintenance improvements to approximately 5 miles of the Stehekin Valley Road, to rehabilitate the road following recent flood damage (October 2003), to protect the road from further flooding, and to reduce the use of locally secured gravel. The 23-mile long Stehekin Valley Road originates at the north end of Lake Chelan at Stehekin Landing and parallels the Stehekin River providing access to National Park Service (NPS) facilities, trailheads, camping areas, and recreational activities, as well as private property within the Stehekin River valley. The road terminates near the Cottonwood campsite where it becomes the trailhead leading to Cascade Pass, Horseshoe Basin,and Sahale Glacier. A record flood (October 2003) severely damaged portions of the upper road above milepost (MP) 11 and the future of the road above this point is uncertain. Currently, there are only 9.1 miles of continuous road accessible to vehicles along the original 23 miles of the Stehekin Valley Road
(above MP 9.1 there is a road washout at Coon Run).
Comment Period: Closed        Jun 27, 2005 - Jul 29, 2005
Document Content:
Stehekin Final EA   (4.8 MB, PDF file)
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