Document - Chehalis River Proposed Dam Comments

Abstract

I am writing on behalf of American Whitewater regarding the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Chehalis River Basin Flood Damage Reduction Project (DEIS). American Whitewater is opposed to a new dam on the Chehalis River (aka Flood Retention Expandable Facility). The State of Washington should cease efforts to dam the Chehalis. Instead, the Department of Ecology should lead an effort to enhance natural floodplain storage capacity, provide mitigation and assistance to landowners in the floodplain, discourage new floodplain development, and improve opportunities for the public to use and enjoy private forest lands for recreation. Healthy rivers, vibrant fish runs, and outdoor recreation are keystones to the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest. We should be seeking ways to secure these values for the future while addressing the issues of flooding and fisheries declines.

Description

American Whitewater Comments on Washington State Department of Ecology’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Chehalis River Basin Flood Damage Reduction Project
Document author
Thomas O'Keefe
3537 NE 87th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 425-417-9012

Document Information

Filename - Chehalis River Proposed Dam Comments2285.pdf

Size - 208.05KB


Associated Projects

Chehalis
American Whitewater is committed to the stewardship and conservation of the Chehalis River where a new dam is proposed.

Associated Rivers

Chehalis, E. Fork WA
Chehalis, W. Fork WA
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Chehalis WA
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