Hwy 62 – 82 Park Operations

Rehabilitation of Highway 62 West, Crater Lake National Park, Klamath County, Oregon

 ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES

ALTERNATIVE B: RESURFACING, RESTORATION, AND REHABILITATION

This section evaluates the potential impacts of alternative B.

Park Operations

There would be a minimal change to park maintenance operations as a result of the implementation of alternative B. The road surface would be replaced, reducing the need for pothole filling. The road would be chipsealed about every five years. Improved drainage along the roadside would allow runoff to escape the roadway and, therefore, have a negligible, long-term, beneficial effect on snow removal. This would result in a long-term, negligible, beneficial effect to park operations.

Cumulative Impacts. Past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future actions that would have an effect on park maintenance operations include trail rehabilitation and relocation, the reconstruction of the Rim parking lot, the waterline replacement from Munson Springs to Garfield, the lagoon project at Munson Valley, and rehabilitation of the superintendent’s house. The effects of these projects would be long term and negligible beneficial. The cumulative effect of alternative B on park maintenance operations, in combination with other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future events, would be long term and negligible beneficial.

Conclusion. Alternative B would have a long-term, negligible, beneficial effect on park operations. The cumulative effect of alternative B on park maintenance operations would be long term and negligible beneficial.

 

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