North Fork Skykomish Road Repair Public Comment Period Open (WA)
In the fall of 2006 a major flood event severely damaged the road that provides access to the North Fork of the Skykomish River. Most of the damage was between the put-in at Drumbeater (just above Troublesome Creek) and the take-out at Trout Creek. Of the 8 major sites of damage, 6 have been repaired but one section from road mile 6.4 to 6.7 needs to be rerouted. The road prism was within the channel migration zone and major sections of the road are gone. The most logical alternative is to construct a new segment of road outside of the channel migration zone and a preliminary alignment has been identified.
* Identify yourself and your personal connection to the North Fork Skykomish, and the value of the river as a regional paddling destination.
* Note the importance of being able to access the river from the upstream end (over Jack's Pass) to mile 11.7 (Drumbeater), mile 10.9 (Rooster Tail), or mile 10.5 (bridge access). We are requesting that the gate be moved to facilitate this access from the upstream direction until the repairs are completed at road mile 6.4 to 6.7.
Skykomish Stewardship (WA)
AW is actively engaged in the conservation of the Skykomish River and its tributaries and advocacy for public access.
- North Fork Skykomish Road EA Scoping Comments
Scoping comments of American Whitewater on repair the North Fork road from mile 6.4 to 6.9.