WYDOT Plans for Highways next to the Snake River in Teton County



>> Public Meeting Notice Newsletter

>> “Jackson South, Draft Environmental Impact Statement”

“The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), proposes to improve U.S. 26/89/189/191 in Teton County, Wyoming. The seven-mile Study Corridor is located south of the Town of Jackson, from milepost (MP) 148.6 in the north to MP 141.4 to the south. The Snake River parallels the highway through much of the southern portion of the Study Corridor. The Study Corridor travels through privately-owned residential and commercial land, as well as public lands.” — DEIS

Links
>> “OTAK” Proposal for South Park Boat Ramp

USACE Snake River Levee Mitigation Project

>> Environmental Restoration Feasibility Report
In 1990, the U.S. Congress authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to conduct the Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Environmental Restoration Feasibility Study (Feasibility Study) through the General Investigations Program. The purpose of the study was to investigate the feasibility of restoring fish and wildlife habitat that was lost as a result of construction, operation, and maintenance of the Jackson Hole Flood Control Project levees completed in 1964.

“The overall goal of this Feasibility Study is to investigate the feasibility of restoring diverse and sustainable riverine (aquatic, wetland, riparian, and terrestrial) habitats within the study area.”

Facts about the Levee System:
The Teton County Levee Department collaborates with the Army Corp. of Engineers, stationed in Walla Walla, WA.

The Snake River and Gros Ventre Levee System have 24.5 miles of levees along the Snake River in Teton County. These 24.5 miles of levees were built by the Corp. of Engineers and are maintained by Corp. of Engineers with assistance from Teton County. There are some private levees that were built and are maintained by private landowners.

2008 Aquatic Invasive Survey Report

This Report shows the results from an aquatic invasive survey from 2008. Concerned about the spread of aquatic invasive species, Teton County Weed and Pest District and Teton Conservation District, in collaboration with the BTNF and SRF, funded Portland State University’s Center for Lakes and Reservoirs to conduct early detection surveys for invasive plants and animals in high priority lakes and rivers in Teton County. Between mid-July and mid-August, 2008 six lakes and twenty-two popular river access sites were surveyed.

>> 2008 AIS Final Report