Huxley College Graduate and Undergraduate Publications

College Affiliation

Huxley College of the Environment

Department or Program Affiliation

Department of Environmental Studies

Abstract

"The beginning sections of this EIA give an overview of the project location. SR 542, Mt. Baker Highway runs parallel to the NF Nooksack River near the top of Warnick Bluff. Chronic repetitive erosion has been a problem that is exacerbated by severe flood events throughout the past decade. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) estimates that the bank has eroded at a rate of approximately five feet per year since 1994. At the site of the proposed project, the SR 542 currently lies fifteen feet away from the edge of the bluff. The highway could potentially be washed into the river within three years. This site has been designated under the WSDOT Chronic Environmental Deficiencies Mitigation program to protect infrastructure and reduce potential environmental damage."

Document Type

Environmental Impact Assessment

Subject – LCSH (for OAI)

Roads--Design and construction--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Washington State Route 542 (Wash.)--Environmental conditions; Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Whatcom County

Geographic Coverage

Washington State Route 542 (Wash.); Whatcom County (Wash.)

Genre/Form

Environmental impact statement

Publisher

Western Washington University

Date

2009

First Advisor

Bodensteiner, Leo R.

OCLC Number

318986382

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

Date Permissions signed

3-18-2009

Type

Text

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Language Code

eng

Department

Environmental Studies

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