Huxley College Graduate and Undergraduate Publications

Date Permissions Signed

3-18-2009

College Affiliation

Huxley College of the Environment

Date of Award

Winter 2009

Document Type

Environmental Impact Assessment

Department or Program Affiliation

Department of Environmental Studies

Department

Environmental Studies

First Advisor

Bodensteiner, Leo R.

Subject – LCSH

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

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."

Type

Text

Keywords

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

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

318986382

Geographic Coverage

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

Format

application/pdf

Genre/Form

Environmental impact statement

Language

English

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.

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