Rehabilitation of Highway 62 West, Crater Lake National Park, Klamath County, Oregon
ALTERNATIVE A: NO ACTION
This section evaluates the potential impacts of the no-action alternative.
The no-action alternative would leave the road with the existing tight curves and a poor surface condition. There would be no change to park maintenance operations from the no-action alternative, and the periodic maintenance operations undertaken to maintain the road surface would continue to be required; although, the condition of the road is anticipated to continue to deteriorate with age. The tight curves would continue to impede snow removal operations and create a safety hazard for vehicles and snow plows. There would be no change in park operations under the no-action alternative; however, the existing condition constitutes a long-term, minor to moderate, adverse impact to park maintenance operations.
Cumulative Impacts. Past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future actions that would have an effect on park maintenance operations include trails 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 no-action alternative would not contribute to these actions.
Conclusion. The no-action alternative would not change park maintenance operations along Highway 62 West. The no-action alternative would not contribute to cumulative impacts.