Campground, Picnic areas, Roadway, Parking Lot Repairs - Parkwide - Winter Storm and Flood 2010
The National Park Service, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, will undertake repairs to existing campgrounds, picnic areas, roadways, and parking lots that sustained damage during the flooding of the Potomac River and its tributaries March 12-17, 2010. Additionally, during February 2010, two major snowstorms, with an average total of three feet of snow, impacted the park. Teams were in process of accessing park resources for damage assessment when the flood event occurred.
The proposed work will include the following;
-Removal of debris deposited by flood waters
-Removal of hazard trees
-Removal of silt deposition. The silt will be removed in accordance to Maryland Department of Environment regulations, preventing silt from entering waterways.
-Repairs to gravel parking lots and roadways to include selective grading and replacement in kind of surface dressing
-Selective repairs to paved roadways to include patching of failed surfaces
-Repairs, as needed to roadway structures to include signs, guardrails, and fencing
Work will be undertaken by NPS day labor crews.
The park's Interdisciplinary Team reviewed the project for impacts to natural and cultural resources. The project does not pose any serious or long-term effects to the environmental, historical, cultural, archeological, or visual resources. It meets categorical exclusion #C.3 – Routine maintenance and repairs to non-historic structures, facilities, utilities, grounds, and trails.
Upon review under the National Historic Preservation Act/Section 106 Programmatic Agreement, no historic properties will be affected.
For further information regarding this project, please contact Chief of Maintenance at 1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740.